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Deputy Speaker of Lords speaks in Canterbury on Euthanasia and Palliative Care

02 November 2001

Professor The Lord McColl, Professor of Surgery at Guy’s Hospital, is a leading medical expert on the subject of Palliative Care, Gastroenterology, Rehabilitation and NHS Management. He is to visit Canterbury to meet researchers at Canterbury Christ Church University College. Whilst in the city he will speak to an audience of health professionals, researchers and members of the public, on the issue of euthanasia and palliative care, on Friday 9 November.

Lord McColl is currently Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords. He was made a life Peer for services to medicine and disabled people in 1989. From 1994-97 he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, John Major.

In a wide ranging and outstandingly distinguished medical career, Ian McColl has led a wide variety of medical organisations and charities. He chaired Guy’s Department of Surgery from 1971 to 1998. During that time (1986-7) he also chaired the government’s working party on artificial limb and wheelchair services and was Vice Chairman (1986-91) of the NHS Special Health Authority for Artificial Limb and Wheelchair Services.

He is now Chairman and surgeon to Mercy Ships UK, chairs Mildmay Centres for Aids Palliative Care in London and Uganda, and is President of the Leprosy Mission. He is also a leading figure nationally amongst those working on behalf of disabled people from civilian life and the armed services.

To attend Lord McColl’s lecture, to be held in the Old Sessions House, Longport, Canterbury, at 6:30 on 9 November, contact the University College’s Research Office. Telephone Ashleigh Stewart on 01227 782701 or email a.k.stewart3@canterbury.ac.uk . All Health professionals and interested members of the public are welcome.

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