MPs to question Minister on access to palliative and end-of-life care in Assisted dying/assisted suicide inquiry
MPs will focus on the role of palliative and end-of-life care in the fifth session of the inquiry into Assisted dying/assisted suicide.
Minister Helen Whately is likely to be questioned on next steps by government in the debate on assisted dying/assisted suicide.
The Committee will be hearing from witnesses with expertise in palliative and hospice care. Among areas to be considered, funding for services and whether this provides sufficient access to those in need, the extent to which palliative and end-of-life care can limit suffering and government plans to meet increasing demands from an ageing population.