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Don’t use our fees to pay Bawa-Garba’s court costs, doctors tell GMC

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 21 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3612
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Nearly 700 doctors have signed a petition asking the General Medical Council (GMC) to find alternative means of paying Hadiza Bawa-Garba’s legal costs rather than using doctors’ registration and licensing fees.

The GMC faces a large legal bill, still to be assessed, after losing the appeal brought by the trainee paediatrician against a High Court ruling striking her off the medical register.1

She was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter in 2015 after 6 year old Jack Adcock, who was under her care, died from septic shock. But a medical practitioners tribunal, which considered evidence that she was working under …

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