Choice at the End of Life APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To improve the experience of dying in the UK by promoting and expanding people's choices at the end of life. To promote a change in the law to allow the choice of assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults.

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Recent Documents related to Choice at the End of Life

1. End of life care profiles: February 2019 data update and commentary
05/02/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: End of life care profiles: February 2019 data update and commentary

2. Tŷ Olwen chosen as DVLA’s Charity of Choice as fundraising reaches a quarter of a million
11/01/2019 - Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
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Found: Tŷ Olwen chosen as DVLA’s Charity of Choice as fundraising reaches a quarter of a million -

3. Together for Short Lives - written evidence
21/01/2019 - Inquiry: Funding of local authorities’ children’s services - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: babies, children and young children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families

4. House of Lords In Focus Briefing (OCTET-STREAM, 136KB)
20/01/2016 - Bill Documents

Found: 1 Background Palliative and end of life care refers to the care of people who have an

5. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
13/06/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: initiating conversations about an individual's end of life care wishes; notes that the pressure to stay

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Choice at the End of Life

1. Assisted Dying Law
23/01/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: that old and sick people do not feel a pressure to end their lives, perhaps from their children, who might - Speech Link
2: in Oregon, for example, do not actually take the life-ending medication. They request it as an insurance - Speech Link
3: palliative care is as important as a choice at the end of life. Again, it should be available to everyone - Speech Link

2. Coronavirus Regulations: Assisted Deaths Abroad
05/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: best support people in their choices at the end of their life is a complex moral issue that when considered - Speech Link
2: woman who this week travelled to Switzerland to end her life in order to avoid travel restrictions. As a - Speech Link
3: broader discussion of how we care for people at the end of their lives, which, because of the coronavirus - Speech Link

3. Assisted Dying
04/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: make him comfortable. He could have clung on to life for several more days, but he was ready to go and - Speech Link
2: change in the law might be justified.To that end, I have a request for my hon. Friend the Minister - Speech Link
3: spent the afternoon finding out about his daily life and how his wife is caring for him. As I am sure - Speech Link

4. Children’s Palliative Care
01/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: about the 49,000 children throughout the UK who have life-limiting conditions.As a consultant paediatrician - Speech Link
2: process, finally, the care will indeed be about end of life care and bereavement counselling. Children’s - Speech Link
3: in the way we build houses, so that children with life-limiting conditions can live in houses—perhaps new - Speech Link

5. Covid-19 Regulations: Assisted Deaths Abroad
10/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: best support people in their choices at the end of their life is a complex moral issue that, when considered - Speech Link
2: considered in the general discussion of good end of life care. I hear the Minister say that a formal review - Speech Link
3: and, as she rightly said, questions of personal choice. There are the components here for an important - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Choice at the End of Life
1. Choice in End of Life Care Review
asked by: Sarah Wollaston
06/07/2016
... what progress has been made on the Government's response to the Choice Review; and if he will make a statement.

2. Choice in End of Life Care Review
asked by: Lord Wills
27/04/2016
...To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend fully to fund measures to implement the recommendations set out in the Choice in end of life care review.

3. Choice in End of Life Care Review
asked by: Lord Wills
27/04/2016
...To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their formal response to the Choice in end of life care review will be published before the purdah period ahead of the EU referendum begins.

4. Choice in End of Life Care Review
asked by: Lord Wills
27/04/2016
... and why that response has not yet been published.

5. Choice in End of Life Care Review
asked by: Lord Wills
27/04/2016
...To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on people at the end of life of delaying the publication of their response to the Choice in end of life care review.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Karin Smyth Portrait
Karin Smyth
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bristol South
Joined: 18th July 2018
Lucy Allan Portrait
Lucy Allan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Telford
Joined: 24th February 2020
Paul Blomfield Portrait
Paul Blomfield
Vice Chair
Labour - Sheffield Central
Joined: 29th September 2015
Stuart C McDonald Portrait
Stuart C McDonald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Baroness Meacher Portrait
Baroness Meacher
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Karin Smyth MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Email: karin.smyth.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Thomas Davies, Dignity in Dying, 181 Oxford Street, London W1D 2JT. Tel: 020 7479 7734

Email: thomas.davies@dignityindying.org.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.appg-endoflifechoice.org.uk/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Choice at the End of Life APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Choice at the End of Life APPG

Former APPG Officers
Nick Boles Portrait
Nick Boles
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Grantham and Stamford
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Jay of Paddington Portrait
Baroness Jay of Paddington
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Polar Regions
Sarah Champion Portrait
Sarah Champion
Vice Chair
Labour - Rotherham
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jim Fitzpatrick Portrait
Jim Fitzpatrick
Secretary
Labour - Former Member for Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kit Malthouse Portrait
Kit Malthouse
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North West Hampshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
No other APPG Memberships