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Assisted Dying Bill

The Assisted Dying Bill is a specific, focused piece of legislation based on a recognition – repeatedly expressed by the courts – that the issue is one for Parliament to address. Read more.

Advance decisions

If you would like to enquire about an Advance Decision (formerly Living Wills) our sister charity will be able to help. Read more.


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26 Sep

In response to a UK patient requesting that doctors turn off her pacemaker

In response to the news that a UK patient has requested that doctors turn off her pacemaker, Davina Hehir, Dignity in Dying’s Director of Legal Strategy a...

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20 Aug

Disability campaigner Brian Rix has died

Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying, said: “I am saddened to hear of the death of Lord Brian Rix this morning, whose personal experience of...

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8 Aug

Disability campaigner Brian Rix is terminally ill

Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying, said: “It is incredibly sad news to hear that Lord Rix is now terminally ill and he and his family hav...

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29 Jun

When is death not a taboo? When it’s on Gogglebox

Writing in the Guardian last month, Dr Seamus O’Mahony said ‘in our atomised societies, death has replaced sex as the new taboo’. He lamented society for losing...

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