Tracey appeal heard in the Court of Appeal

Tracey appeal heard in the Court of Appeal

CategoryNews Author Fenella Morris KC, Vikram Sachdeva KC, Victoria Butler-Cole KC Date

Vikram Sachdeva is acting for the Secretary of State for Health (the Second Defendant), and Fenella Morris QC and Victoria Butler-Cole for the Resuscitation Council, an Intervenor (by written submissions). This case raises the issue of whether the Resuscitation Council guidance on Do Not Attempt Resuscitation decisions complies with Article 8 of the European Convention, or whether there is an obligation to consult the patient before deciding not to offer resuscitation.

For more information about this case please use the links below.

BBC article from 8th May.

BBC article from 6th May.

The Guardian from 5th May.

The Guardian from 7th May.

BMJ blog

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