GMC to push for erasure of paediatrician convicted of manslaughterBMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5223 (Published 09 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5223
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
The General Medical Council is to press ahead with an appeal in the High Court against what it considers a too lenient regulatory sanction on a paediatrician convicted of gross negligence manslaughter, despite a letter signed by more than 100 doctors urging the GMC to reconsider.
Last June a medical practitioners tribunal found that Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s failings were a causative factor in the death of 6 year old Jack Adcock from sepsis. But the tribunal decided not to accede to the GMC’s call to strike her off the UK medical register.
Instead, the tribunal opted for a 12 month suspension from the register, citing “multiple systemic failures,” her unblemished record before and since, and evidence from colleagues and consultants that she was …