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In France death can legally be knowingly hastened during end of life treatment *** Is that also the situation in the UK ?

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17-Feb-2013 12:09 pm

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The Nobody

The Nobody

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21-Feb-2013 8:33 pm

This is not legal in England, and the law around controlled drugs has been tightened post Shipman. Google "accountable officer for controlled drugs". One of the biggest challenges is capacity, as this covers care homes, the community, hospices..... The NHS has tried to regulate against another psychopath. GMC guidance has also been updated so no doctor will risk such a thing. Commissioners audit death rates, e.g. If a practice has more than the expected number, and these figures are adjusted for age, deprivation and co morbidity.

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