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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.

World Federation of RIght to Die SocietiesaltRight to Die Europe



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Paul Lamb may be on ITV's This Morning programme tomorrow

15 July 2014

Ahead of the crucial Second Reading of Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords this Friday, Paul Lamb may be interviewed on ITV's This Morning tomorrow, Wednesday 16 July 2104.

We will post further details when we learn more, but the debate on Friday can be watched live or replayed afterwards here.

Assisted Suicide Bill (Scotland) - What YOU can do to help

9 January 2014

We need your help and would like you to write to your MSP. See here for further details.

Paul Lamb on BBC Newsnight

18 December 2013

Paul Lamb appeared on BBC Newsnight on Monday, interviewed by Jeremy Paxman.

Watch the interview here.

Paul Lamb at the Supreme Court on Monday

14 December 2013

Paul Lamb, a FATE member, paralysed from the neck down, is appearing in London at the Supreme Court, Courtroom 1, second floor, on Monday 16 December 2013 at 11 am to appeal for the right to be legally assisted to die if he so wishes.

He would much appreciate it if any FATE member could be present to support him.

Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony is joined with him in the case as is 'Martin' — no other details are known.

He can be viewed on TV at 7 am on ITV Daybreak, 10.30 pm on BBC Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman and will be filmed outside broadcast crews between 9.30 am to 10.45 am en route to the Court.

The main news bulletins will certainly include the case throughout the day.



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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.


Closed 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.


Press releases

31 July 2013 — Paul Lamb and Jane Nicklinson’s case - Court of Appeal hearing



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