Court orders MMR vaccine for children – UK Human Rights Blog

“The High Court has ruled that two sisters must receive the MMR vaccine against their wishes and the wishes of their mother. This was an application by the father for a declaration and a specific issue order concerning his daughters both receive the MMR vaccination. This was opposed by their mother.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th October 2013

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Sisters must receive MMR vaccine, court rules – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2013 in families, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“A judge has ruled that two sisters must receive the MMR vaccine even though neither they nor their mother want them to have it.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2013

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Statement from Director of Public Prosecutions on abortion related cases – Crown Prosecution Service

“In early 2012, the Daily Telegraph carried out an undercover investigation at various abortion clinics in England. As a result, a police investigation was conducted and, in due course, the police asked the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for advice about possible criminal charges. This note relates to the decision to take no further action in relation to two doctors: Dr S and Dr R.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th October 2013

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Dominic Grieve under pressure to explain CPS decision not to prosecute over gender selection abortion scandal – Daily Telegraph

“Britain’s top law officer is to come under pressure in the House of Commons this week to say why the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to prosecute over the gender selection abortion scandal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2013

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Gender abortion decision ‘unconstitutional’ say MPs – Daily Telegraph

“An alliance of 50 MPs on Saturday accuses the Crown Prosecution Service of an ‘unconstitutional’ encroachment on the role of Parliament by refusing to bring charges against doctors linked to illegal abortions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2013

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Appeal court shies away from right to die issue – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 31st, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, euthanasia, human rights, medical ethics, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal has today unanimously dismissed appeals by Jane Nicklinson and Paul Lamb challenging the legal ban on voluntary euthanasia.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st July 2013

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Right-to-die campaigners lose battle – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, human rights, medical ethics, news by sally

“The family of late locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson and paralysed road accident victim Paul Lamb have lost their right-to-die challenges.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2013

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Right-to-die man awaits court ruling – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2013 in appeals, assisted suicide, human rights, medical ethics, necessity, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal is due to rule on the case of a paralysed man who wants to be helped to die.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2013

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New guidance on DNR orders brought forward – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2013 in consent, families, judicial review, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“Guidance to doctors and nurses on decisions about whether or not to resuscitate patients is being reviewed amid concerns over whether it is being properly implemented.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2013

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Doctors call for law to protect them against HIV – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in consent, doctors, HIV, medical ethics, news by sally

“Leading doctors are calling for a change in the law, so that unconscious patients can be tested for HIV if those treating them get injured.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2013

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Aberystwyth doctor six-month ban for ‘flirting’ texts – BBC News

“A doctor who worked at Aberystwyth’s Bronglais hospital has been struck off for six months after sending flirtatious texts messages.”

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BBC News, 10th May 2013

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Lord Falconer to press on assisted dying law – BBC News

“Parliament is to be asked to consider the case for legalising assisted dying for terminally ill patients who have less than six months to live.”

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BBC News, 7th May 2013

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Genetic testing of children up for adoption – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 29th, 2013 in adoption, children, genetic testing, medical ethics, news by tracey

“Y and Z (Children), 25 April 2013 [2013] EWHC 953 (Fam). Having children is a lottery. No judge or court in the land would sanction the regulation of childbearing, however feckless the parents, unsuitable the conditions for childrearing, or unpromising the genetic inheritance. Adoption on the other hand is stringently regulated, set about with obstacles for prospective parents, and strictly scrutinised by an army of authorities backed up by specialist family courts and a battery of laws, statutory instruments and guidance papers. Usually the filtering is in one direction only: the suitability of the parents to the child or children up for adoption. But sometimes it goes the other way, and this case raises the fascinating and somewhat futuristic question of whether children’s chance of finding a suitable home might be increased by genetic testing.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th April 2013

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Court of Protection Update – Family Law Week

“Sally Bradley and Michael Edwards, barristers at 4 Paper Buildings, look at recent decisions on capacity in the Court of Protection.”

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Family Law Week, 12th April 2013

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Doctors allowed to date former patients – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2013 in doctors, medical ethics, news, professional conduct by tracey

“A watchdog has updated its guidance on doctors having romantic relationships
with their former patients, urging medical professionals to use their
‘professional judgement’ to decide if it is appropriate.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2013

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An overdue inquiry into the working of the Abortion Act – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 18th, 2013 in abortion, disabled persons, equality, medical ethics, news by sally

“Whatever your view of abortion, there are too many abortions, and too many of them are too late. Even abortion’s fiercest advocates do not pretend that it is a good thing – just the lesser of two evils.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th February 2013

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Genital photo surgeon Erik Scholten has suspension lifted – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical ethics, news, photography by sally

“A plastic surgeon suspended for photographing a female patient’s genitalia on his phone without her consent has been allowed back to work.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2013

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Mental health ‘excuse’ to sign off abortions – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2013 in abortion, medical ethics, mental health, news by tracey

“Doctors are routinely bending the law to allow women to have abortions on questionable mental-health grounds, the head of Britain’s biggest abortion provider has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2013

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Neon Roberts to have surgery against mother’s wishes after court ruling – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2012 in cancer, children, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

“A high court judge has ordered that a seven-year-old boy at the centre of a legal dispute must have an urgent life-saving brain operation despite his mother’s refusal to give her consent.”

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The Guardian, 18th December 2012

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Permanent injunction against anti-vivisection protestors – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 12th, 2012 in harassment, injunctions, medical ethics, news, vivisection by sally

“The High Court has granted a medical testing laboratory a final injunction against anti-vivisectioners protesting outside their premises.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th December 2012

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