Friends at the End is a members' democratic society, dedicated to promoting knowledge about end-of-life choices and dignified death.
Friends at the End is a member of both the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, which links 46 Right to Die Societies in 25 countries, and Right to Die Europe, the World Federation's European Division. Together, these serve globally those working for individual rights to self-determination at life's end.
Jane Nicklinson and Paul Lamb’s case to die with dignity
21 November 2013
Changes needed to the law of assisted suicide for people with significant disabilities. TO BE HEARD BY 9 JUDGES ON 16 AND 17 DECEMBER 2013
We have today heard that Jane Nicklinson and Paul Lamb’s case is to be heard by 9 judges in the Supreme Court on 16 and 17 December 2013. The fact that it is a 9 judge panel rather than 5 judges symbolises the importance of the legal issues in the case.
Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill
13 November 2013
Margo MacDonald's proposed Bill is published today.
To find out more about this important Bill and how you can help us, please click here.
**** URGENT *** 13 November 2013 — Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People: workshops are being held this week. Please see here for further details. Please attend if you can to ensure your voice is heard.
Please see our Events page.
Government Consultations and Petitions
Friends at the End will be responding to these Consultations, but members are urged to make individual responses.
No current consultations.
Consultation on Margo MacDonald MSP Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. Closed on 30 April 2012.
A public consultation on the DPP's interim policy for prosecutors on assisted suicide. Closed on 16 December 2009.
The General Medical Council consulted on guidance for doctors on good practice in the care of patients nearing the end of life. Closed on 13 July 2009.
The Proposed End of Life Choices (Scotland) Bill Consultation Document The consultation by Margo MacDonald MSP for her proposed Bill. Closed on 9 March 2009.
Proposed Palliative Care (Scotland) Bill Closed on 28 February 2009.
Public Consultation on a Patients' Rights Bill for users of the NHS in Scotland Closed on 16 January 2009.
31 January 2013 — Christian beliefs on Assisted Dying
04 April 2011 — The death of Nan Maitland
16 August 2010 — Bail commitments for Dr. Libby Wilson cancelled
05 July 2010 — Dr. Libby Wilson: Bail surrender deferred for fifth time
26 June 2010 — CPS decision not to prosecute Dr. Michael Irwin