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Support mounts for paediatrician whom GMC wants struck off

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 21 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5384
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. BMJ

The UK General Medical Council risks acting like an “erudite and urbane kangaroo court” if it proceeds with its bid in the High Court to erase a trainee paediatrician from the UK medical register, Nick Ross, a director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and a champion of an openness culture in the NHS, has told The BMJ.

Ross is one of thousands of supporters of a campaign backing Hadiza Bawa-Garba, the doctor convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in 2015 after the death of a 6 year old boy from sepsis.1

Bawa-Garba was not struck off the medical register by a medical practitioners tribunal last June,2 despite calls from the GMC. The tribunal found that the doctor’s …

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