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Assisted Suicide – time to act?

On 24th April 2014 I was asked to speak at a Symposium on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. The target audience were legal and medical professional practitioners. In effect those who might be called upon to administer, implement and enforce any system which permitted assisted suicide. It was hoped to add to the public debate in an informed way.

The event was held under the joint auspices of Ampersand Advocates and the Mason Institute (University of Edinburgh School of Law).  The event took place at the Royal College of Physicians, George Street, Edinburgh.

The first session focused on the principles underlying the Bill. I was there as RCGP Scotland, Deputy Chair (policy) to present the college’s position. (more…)