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Letters RCGP on assisted dying

RCGP consultation on assisted dying was comprehensive and conclusively in favour of no change to the law

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 01 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4003
  1. Maureen Baker, chair of council1
  1. 1Royal College of General Practitioners, London NW1 2FB, UK
  1. chair{at}

Far from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) being out of touch with our members,1 our recent consultation on assisted dying was one of the most comprehensive ever undertaken, with 1700 members responding from all four nations of the UK.

The result was conclusive—77% of members who submitted responses directly to the …

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