Thursday, 19 January, 2023

The College responded to the call for views by the House of Commons Health & Social Care Committee  into Assisted dying/assisted suicide. The RCPE wishes to emphasise that it continues to take a position of having no organisational stance on assisted dying, most recently confirmed by a decision of College Council on 17 September 2021. The College’s Fellows and Members work in a diverse range of medical specialties and hold a wide range of personal and professional opinions on the issue of assisted dying. We do believe that physicians must be a key part of the debate around assisted dying.