We need an NHS that puts patients first. We need a system that enables doctors, nurses and others on the front line of the NHS to deliver the safest, most effective care, in whatever setting is most appropriate for each patient’s needs.
The RCP'S briefing ahead of the second reading of Rob Marris MP's Private Members Bill Assisted Dying (No.2). Our position is based on the findings of the survey conducted with members and fellows in autumn 2014.
Hospitals are more than bricks and mortar: they are a part of the local community, delivering expert care far beyond hospital walls. Everyone should be supported to be well, and have access to high-quality care when they are ill.