Support mounts for paediatrician whom GMC wants struck offBMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5384 (Published 21 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5384
- Deborah Cohen
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 …