MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield seeks comms help to rejuvenate reputation

Controversial MMR scare doctor Andrew Wakefield is seeking PR support to rehabilitate his image in the public eye.

Image damaged: MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield
Image damaged: MMR doctor Andrew Wakefield

Wakefield's reputation was ruined after his research linking the MMR vaccine to autism was discredited.

Last month, after more than two years of hearings, the General Medical Council found Wakefield had acted 'dishonestly and irresponsibly' in conducting his research.

Wakefield and his supporters stand by his findings and are readying a public campaign to fight the allegations.

Carol Stott, a research associate of Wakefield's, has approached Max Clifford to help repair his image.

However, Max Clifford Associates consultant Louise Clifford said: 'Unless Andrew Wakefield receives support from the medical community and they speak up for him, Max does not want anything to do with him.'

Stott refused to comment on the story when approached by PRWeek.

The Lancet retracted Wakefield's research earlier this month and accepted that claims made by researchers were 'false'.

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