Chris Woodhead: “Britain lacks courage to help me die”

Chris Woodhead is quoted by Sian Griffiths in The Sunday Times 27th April 2014: Britain lacks courage to help me die.

This reflects a lack of political will to lead, and their denial that patients should have autonomy when they so choose. I wonder which CCG (LHB in Wales) will first have the courage to commission Dignitas in Switzerland?

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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