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GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL GUIDANCE ON TREATMENT AND CARE TOWARDS THE END OF LIFE

That this House congratulates the General Medical Council (GMC) on developing new guidance, Treatment and care towards the end of life: good practice in decision-making; supports the guidance in stating that patients must be given the opportunity to discuss in advance what treatment and care they want towards the end of life; notes that the guidance supports doctors in providing the best quality of care and support at the end of life and helps them to make complex decisions in areas such as approaching conversations about organ and tissue donation, care after death and decisions which involve infants and very young babies; welcomes the emphasis in the guidance on the importance of good communication, dignity and respect for the individual and on recognising the role of family and carers and involving and supporting them in the decision-making process; further congratulates the GMC on its extensive consultation with doctors, patients and their families and carers and other healthcare professionals throughout the development of the guidance; and fully supports the GMC in developing a range of practical learning materials to ensure the guidance is understood and utilised by the medical profession and is useful to the wider healthcare community, patients and the public.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Andrew, Stuart Conservative Party Pudsey 13.07.2010
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 13.07.2010
Blenkinsop, Tom Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 15.07.2010
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 13.07.2010
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 05.03.2012
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 13.07.2010
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 14.07.2010
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 14.07.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 14.07.2010
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 20.07.2010
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 15.07.2010
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 06.09.2010
Elliott, Julie Labour Party Sunderland Central 14.07.2010
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 14.07.2010
Gwynne, Andrew Labour Party Denton and Reddish 06.09.2010
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 13.07.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 14.07.2010
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.07.2010
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 14.07.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 14.07.2010
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 22.07.2010
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 19.07.2010
Mordaunt, Penny Conservative Party Portsmouth North 22.07.2010
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 26.07.2010
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 13.07.2010
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 13.07.2010
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 14.07.2010
Stephenson, Andrew Conservative Party Pendle 19.07.2010
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 26.07.2010