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The sixth evidence meeting of the Commission on Assisted Dying took place on Wednesday 25 May, at Demos. The meeting explored the issue of assisted dying from a variety of professional perspectives including law, policing and psychiatry. You can watch recordings of evidence from witnesses below.

Evidence from Professor Matthew Hotopf and Dr Annabel Price, Institute Of Psychiatry, Kings College London


Evidence from Detective Inspector Adrian Todd and Detective Constable Michelle Cook, West Mercia Police


The fifth evidence meeting of the Commission on Assisted Dying took place on Wednesday 20 April, at Demos. The meeting considered the safeguards that might be required if a legal regulatory framework for assisted dying were to be introduced in the UK. You can watch recordings of evidence from witnesses below.

Evidence from Christine Kalus, Macmillan Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Psychologist in specialist palliative care and Dr Rebecca Coles-Gale, Clinical Psychologist, Portsmouth City Pct and The Rowans Hospice, representing The British Psychological Society


Evidence from Joyce Robins, co-director of Patient Concern


Evidence from Lord Joel Joffe


Evidence from Chris Broad


Evidence from Dr Richard Huxtable, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol and Dr Martin Curtice, Consultant in old age psychiatry, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Evidence from Martin Green, Chief Executive of The English Community Care Association


The fourth evidence meeting of the Commission on Assisted Dying took place on Wednesday 23 March, at Demos. The meeting explored the potential impact of a regulatory regime for assisted dying on individuals and society. You can watch recordings of evidence from witnesses below.

Evidence from Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying


Evidence from Gary Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Action on Elder Abuse


Evidence from David Congdon, Head of Campaigns and Policy, Mencap


Evidence from Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association


Evidence from Alan Cutkelvin Rees


The third evidence meeting of the Commission on Assisted Dying took place on Wednesday 23 February, at Demos. The meeting explored the perspectives of health and social care professionals on assisted dying. You can watch recordings of evidence from witnesses below.

Evidence from Suzy Croft, Senior Social Worker, St John’s Hospice


Evidence from Dr Bown and Dr Field, the Medical Protection Society


Evidence from Bridget Robb, Development Manager, British Association of Social Workers


Evidence from Pauline Smith, End of Life Care and Dementia Lead, NHS West Midlands


Evidence from Professor Tim Maughan, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Professor of Cancer Studies, Cardiff University


Evidence from Professor Sir Mike Richards, National Clinical Director for Cancer and End of Life Care


Evidence from Michael Bennett, Professor of Palliative Medicine, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University


Evidence from Paul Philip, Deputy Chief Executive and Jane O’Brien, Assistant Director of Standards and Ethics, General Medical Council


The second evidence meeting of the Commission on Assisted Dying took place on Wednesday 19 January 2011, at Demos. The meeting explored the ethical considerations posed by assisted dying. You can watch recordings of evidence from witnesses below.

Evidence from Baroness Onora O’Neill


Evidence from Peter Bailey, Trustee of Leonard Cheshire Disability


Evidence from Baroness Mary Warnock


Evidence from Sarah Wootton and Davina Hehir, Dignity in Dying


Evidence from Rabbi Danny Rich, Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism


Evidence from Robin Gill, Professor of Applied Theology (previously Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology) at the University of Kent


The first evidence meeting of the Commission on Assisted Dying took place on Tuesday 14 December 2010, at Demos. The meeting explored the current medical and legal landscape shaping people’s experiences of dying in the UK today. You can watch recordings of evidence from all six witnesses below.

Evidence from Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions.



Evidence from Professor Clive Seale, Queen Mary, University of London



Evidence from Dr Adrian Tookman, Consultant Physician in palliative medicine at the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust and Medical Director, Marie Curie Hospice



Evidence from Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive of Scope and Alice Maynard, Chair of Scope



Evidence from Jane Nicklinson and Saimo Chahal on behalf of Tony Nicklinson



Evidence from Debbie Purdy