After an extremely long hearing, the GMC have decided that Dr Andrew Wakefi eld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Wakefield#cite_note-GMC-23) failed in his duties as a responsible consultant, acted against the interests of his patients, and dishonestly and irresponsibly in his controversial research. Dr Wakefi eld is likely to have to wait several more months to learn of any disciplinary actions to be taken by the GMC. The GMC’s report of the hearing can be read at: http://www.gmc-uk.org/static/documents/content/Wakefield__Smith_Murch.pdf.