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We campaign to change the law to allow the choice of an assisted death for terminally ill, mentally competent adults, within upfront safeguards. You can help us make that change happen.

Under our current law, some dying people are forced to suffer against their wishes. If we can change the law no more people will die, but fewer will suffer.

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Sir Patrick Stewart

We have no control over how we arrive in the world, but at the end of life we should have legal control over how we leave it.
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Tracy Snelling

Nothing in my worst nightmares could have prepared me for Tracy’s death
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Sir Terry Pratchett

I think it's time we learned to be as good at dying as we are at living.
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Efstratia Tuson

My mother suffered terribly and unnecessarily at the end of her life because she did not have the choice of an assisted death
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Kim Cattrall

A law to allow assisted dying would protect dying people from the awful situations they currently face if they want some control over their death.
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Steve King

He could have faced the end with those he loved by his side.
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Assisted Dying Bill

Lord Falconers Assisted Dying Bill was tabled in the House of Lords in June and received its Second Reading on Friday 18 July 2014. 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 Feb

Dignity in Dying welcomes the ‘Review of Choice in End of Life Care’ report findings

We welcome the ‘Review of Choice in End of Life Care’ report findings and look forward to patient choice becoming more integrated in healthcare, which has been...

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20 Feb

Lord Avebury: A very personal story

I am committed to campaigning for terminally ill, mentally competent people to have the right to an assisted death. I have an incurable disease, a form of blood...

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6 Feb

Canadian Supreme Court rules in favour of the right to die

Today the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of allowing medical assistance to die, arguing that Canadian citizens have a constitutional right to contr...

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6 Feb

Dignity in Dying expresses condolences and sadness at the death of Nick Moore

In the early hours of Wednesday 28th January, Professor Nick Moore, outgoing Chair of Compassion in Dying and for many years Chair of Dignity in Dying, died age...

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