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The new ReSPECT process

The new ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Treatment and Care) process was made public last week. Crucially, it allows patients to indicate the extent to which they want to prioritise sustaining their life or prioritise being comfortable and pain-free.

Response to Paul Briggs judgement

We are pleased that Paul’s wife Lindsey and their family have received the decision they hoped for, which means that Paul’s wishes can now be followed.

Family of Paul Briggs waits for judgement

The family of Paul Briggs must now wait for a judgement on whether or not doctors can withdraw his life-sustaining treatment. Over four tense days the Court of Protection has heard arguments from both sides on what is in the best interests of Paul, who is severely brain injured.