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Supreme Court backs agreed end-of-life decisions

30/07/2018

Legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a long-term permanent vegetative state, the Supreme Court has ruled.

It will now be easier to withdraw food and liquid to allow such patients to die across the UK.

When families and doctors are in agreement, medical staff will be able to remove feeding tubes without applying to the Court of Protection.

Lady Black ruled there was no violation under the Human Rights Convention.

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