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Doctors call for public inquiry into GMC’s handling of Bawa-Garba case

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2818 (Published 27 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2818
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. BMJ

Doctors have declared that they have no confidence in the General Medical Council and have called for a public inquiry into the regulator’s conduct in the case of trainee paediatrician Hadiza Bawa-Garba.

A motion declaring no confidence in the GMC was passed by 89% to 11% at the BMA annual representative meeting in Brighton on 27 June. Representatives also backed calls for the GMC to apologise over its handling of the Bawa-Garba case. But calls for the GMC’s chief executive and its chairman to resign over the case were rejected by 51%, as were demands for the government …

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