At December 24, Dignity in Dying patron Prue Leith, guest editor of the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4, interviewed Emeritus Medical Director for Public Health England, Professor Paul Cosford. The focus of their conversation was the urgent need for a change in the law on assisted dying. Together, they stated their support for a government review of the current law in the UK.
Since his diagnosis of lung cancer in 2017, Professor Cosford, who had been uncertain about assisted dying, struggled with the limited options he knew he would face at the end of his illness. Over the last year, he has spoken out on the impact of the current law on him personally and his desire for choice.
They spoke out days after Switzerland shuts its borders to the UK, making Dignitas impossible for dying Brits. Dying in Dignity UK: ‘This is something we have repeatedly called for and which had support from cross-party MPs when raised in the Commons last month.”
Read the interview back here: Today – 24/12/2020 – BBC Sounds.
It starts at about 2h 35.
Read also the report about it at the website of Digity in Dyink UK:
Prue Leith and senior medic agree time is now to review assisted dying ban – Dignity in Dying