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Assisted dying: BMA surveys its members for first time

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m459 (Published 06 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m459

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Re: Assisted dying: BMA surveys its members for first time

Dear Editor
I was annoyed and perplexed to find a full page advert by Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying proposing that B.M.A. members support a neutral stance on the forthcoming poll on physician assisted dying. As the poll has now opened I would have expected that the B.M.J. would not allow any advertising from lobby groups until the poll has closed. As in our political polls I would suggest a period of purdah and hope that this will now occur.

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 February 2020
Christopher Elliott
Retired G.P.
14 Devas Rd., London SW20 8PD