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BMA registers interest in Bawa-Garba’s appeal against erasure

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 03 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1498 timeline of Bawa Garba case
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The BMA is applying to intervene as an interested party in the appeal by the paediatric trainee Hadiza Bawa-Garba against her erasure from the UK medical register.1

The doctors’ trade union has instructed Mary O’Rourke QC, who acted for the consultant paediatrician David Southall in 2010 when he won an appeal against a High Court decision that he should be struck off the register.2 O’Rourke has a strong record of defending doctors against the General Medical Council (GMC), Bawa-Garba’s opponent in the appeal.

In November 2015 Bawa-Garba was convicted by a jury …

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