Despite the backdrop of COVID-19 and the emphasis on caring for the most vulnerable in society, an old issue is firmly back on the political agenda. Assisted dying (assisted suicide and euthanasia) is being debated in different jurisdictions of the British Isles, with some MSPs and MPs planning to bring Private Members' Bills to Holyrood and Westminster in the near future. Assisted suicide is the prescription of lethal medication to a patient at their request to allow them to end their life at a time of their choosing. Euthanasia is the prescription and administration of lethal medication to a patient to end their life. The introduction of assisted suicide and euthanasia would not simply affect a small number of patients and doctors but all patients and all doctors.