6 Apr 2020

Rationing treatment on grounds of age… has never been case in NHS’ – palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke

Europe Editor and Presenter

Dr Rachel Clarke, a palliative care specialist at an NHS hospice in Oxford, spoke to Channel 4 News.

It’s a difficult conversation about worst case scenarios, that none of us ever really want to have. But circumstances are now forcing many of us to have. If we are elderly or vulnerable and get a bad case of Covid-19 – how would we want to be treated? How far would we want doctors to go in an attempt to keep us alive? Dr Rachel Clarke, a palliative care specialist at an NHS hospice in Oxford, spoke to Channel 4 News.