All Party Parliamentary Group on Dying Well
APPG on Dying Well
All Party Parliamentary Group on Dying Well


The parliamentary group membership is open to Members of both Houses of Parliament.


Our officers are:

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff – Chair

Jim Dobbin MP – Vice Chair

Fiona Bruce MP and Baroness Emerton – Joint Hon. Secretaries

Peter Bottomley and Lord McColl of Dulwich – Joint Hon Treasurers


We believe that:

  • dying is a natural process which in a civilised society should be supported with good palliative care;
  •  the quality of palliative medicine and end-of-life care in Britain is of a high standard and, with a re-focusing of NHS resources, it can be made available to everyone who needs it;
  • changing the law to allow doctors to end the lives of terminally ill people or to help them to end their own lives would be misguided and would have serious consequences for medicine, for vulnerable people and for society as a whole.

Our aims are:

  • to promote understanding of how good palliative care can enable terminally people to die peacefully and naturally;
  • working with the National Council for Palliative Care, Marie Curie Cancer Care and other hospice care providers, to support efforts to widen and improve palliative care provision so that pain-free, peaceful and natural death becomes a reality for everyone;
  • to oppose the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia.


This website is no longer actively maintained, although the APPG still exists.

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Dying Well