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US medic in meetings over Charlie Gard

By Brian Farmer

The American doctor who has offered to treat Charlie Gard has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital which will help decide if the 11-month-old goes to the US for treatment.

Michio Hirano has flown to the UK to join meetings of medical experts at the hospital, as part of the court battle over Charlie's future.

Great Ormond Street has given Dr Hirano an honorary contract, which the hospital said gives him the same status as its own physicians. This means he can examine Charlie, and has full access to his medical records and the hospital's facilities. Meetings are scheduled to continue today.

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