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4 July 2023 - Assisted dying/assisted suicide - Oral evidence

Committee Health and Social Care Committee
Inquiry Assisted dying/assisted suicide

Tuesday 4 July 2023

Start times: 9:30am (private) 10:00am (public)

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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.

Meeting details

At 10:00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Assisted dying/assisted suicide
Chief Medical Director at Sue Ryder
Honorary Secretary at Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland
Director of Policy, Advocacy & Clinical Programmes at Hospice UK
At 10:45am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Assisted dying/assisted suicide
Minister of State at Department of Health and Social Care
National Medical Director at NHS England

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.


Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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