GMC statement on the Alfie Evans case

A GMC spokesperson said:

'This is a devastating situation for Alfie's parents and all those close to the family. It is also enormously difficult for the doctors caring for Alfie, as they try to reach shared decisions about what is in Alfie’s best interests.

'Whilst we absolutely recognise how distressing this case is, it is not for the GMC to intervene or to comment on the specifics of it, beyond highlighting the guidance we provide to doctors on caring for children at the end of their lives. It is ultimately for the courts to make the decision about the best interests of the child in complex and challenging cases such as this.

'Where doctors are following the principles of our guidance we would have no cause to take action.'

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