High Court appeal win for struck-off MMR doctor

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A doctor who was struck off for his involvement in a study which led to the controversy over the MMR vaccine has won his appeal.

The verdict exonerating Prof John Walker-Smith came after the longest disciplinary case in the history of the General Medical Council.

A High Court judge also quashed the finding that Prof Walker-Smith had been guilty of serious professional misconduct.

Prof Walker-Smith carried out research with Dr Andrew Wakefield claiming there was a link between autism and the combined jab for measles, mumps and rubella. The study caused a fall in vaccination rates, but was later discredited.

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