Narrow terms of reference mean that Jeremy Hunt’s review of gross negligence manslaughter will miss the pointBMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1721 (Published 20 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1721
- Toby Reynolds, specialty trainee in anaesthesia
- Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB, UK
In February England’s health secretary announced a review into gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare.1 This followed Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s 2015 conviction on this charge and the subsequent High Court decision to strike her from the medical register.
It may come too late for Bawa-Garba, but many hoped that this review, led by Norman Williams, would tackle the alarming …