*M (by her litigation friend, B) v A Hospital

Medical treatment – Withdrawal of treatment. There was no legal requirement for the decision to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) to be taken by the court and it could lawfully be taken by treating doctors, having fully consulted a patient's family, and acting in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and with recognised medical standards. Proceedings having been issued, the Court of Protection held that it was in M's best interests for CANH to be withdrawn and that her mother, rather than the Official Solicitor, was a suitable litigation friend.

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