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GMC appeal over rights of terminally ill

The General Medical Council today begins an appeal over a High Court ruling hailed as a breakthrough for the rights of terminally-ill patients.
Leslie Burke, 44, has a degenerative brain condition and last July won the right to stop doctors withdrawing treatment.

Mr Burke, of Mardale Road, Newton Estate, Lancaster, feared that his wish to go on living until he dies naturally could be overridden under current GMC guidelines.

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