Thoughtful House is naturally disappointed by today’s report from the UK General Medical Council.
A careful examination of the full record of the Council’s inquiry will show that the charges made against Drs. Wakefield, Murch, and Walker-Smith are unfounded and unfair. We invite anyone to review the record, and to draw their own conclusions.
The work of Thoughtful House on behalf of children with developmental disorders and their families goes on. We are dedicated to the recovery of these children.
Our focus continues to be to provide the best possible treatment for these children, and to conduct medical research in order to ensure continuing improvements in the quality of treatment available.
Thoughtful House supports a safety-first vaccination policy and upholds the right of parents to choose what’s best for their children. We urge parents who have concerns about vaccinating their children to consult with knowledgeable medical professionals.
More information about us, and the work we do, can be found at Thoughtful House.
FAQ: Thoughtful House and the MMR Vaccine
Thoughtful House supports a safety-first vaccination policy, and upholds the right of parents to choose what’s best for their children. We recommend that parents with questions or concerns about a particular vaccination should discuss it with their child’s doctor.
Should parents continue to give their children MMR vaccines?
That is a decision that parents should make after consulting with their doctors.
Have Thoughtful House researchers found any link between the MMR vaccine and autism?
No such link has been established, but research into a possible connection is ongoing.
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FAQ: Dr. Wakefield and Thoughtful House
What is Dr. Wakefield’s relationship to Thoughtful House?
Dr. Wakefield is one of the founders of Thoughtful House. He has been an integral part of the organization since its inception, particularly in the research program.
Are any of Thoughtful House’s treatment practices based on Dr. Wakefield’s research?
Dr. Wakefield’s research and publications have focused on the incidence of gastrointestinal disorders in children with autism. When treatments address gastrointestinal illness coincident with autism, and when appropriate, they do refer to his research.
How active is Dr. Wakefield in the Thoughtful House organization?
Dr. Wakefield oversees the research program, working in conjunction with the Thoughtful House research team and its many collaborators from universities and private institutions all over the world.
Has Dr. Wakefield been accused of any breach of medical ethics while serving as the Executive Director of Thoughtful House?