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Expert urges doctors to report themselves to GMC

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 30 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k481
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. London

A prominent campaigner for transparency in medicine has asked the GMC to remove him from its register and for his clinical practice to be scrutinised, after admitting to clinical errors that are likely to have led to deaths of patients. He has called on other doctors who have made similar mistakes to also report themselves to the GMC.

Consultant cardiologist Peter Wilmshurst made the case for his clinical practice to be investigated after the erasure from the UK medical register of the trainee paediatrician Hadiza Bawa-Garba.

Bawa-Garba was struck off after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a 6 year old boy. A medical practitioners tribunal had previously decided to suspend her for 12 months, after taking account of system failures that contributed to Jack Adcock’s death. But that decision was overturned in the High Court last week after the GMC …

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