On 24 April 2014, the Mason Institute partnered with Ampersand Advocates to host a symposium for practitioners on the Assisted Suicide Bill Scotland, which focussed on whether Scotland needs to legislate for assisted suicide. It involved specific consideration of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill introduced by Margo MacDonald MSP on 13 November 2013, and now carried forward by Patrick Harvie MSP after Margo Macdonald’s recent and untimely death. The Symposium was attended by practitioners that might be called upon to implement the proposed law, including, GPs, palliative care physicians and specialists, medical lawyers, staff and representatives of the Scottish Parliament, advocates, academics, and representatives of advocacy and religious groups.

Read the full Assisted Suicide Symposium report

Ampersand Advocates and MI host Assisted Suicide Symposium