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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.

Supreme Court ruling shows importance of making end of life wishes known

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust vs James. This sad case highlights the extremely difficult position of medical professionals and family members in trying to make decisions about the best interests of a seriously ill patient who does not have capacity to make decisions about their medical treatment themselves.