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Bawa-Garba’s suspension is extended by six months owing to personal circumstances

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5414 (Published 21 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5414
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service has suspended Hadiza Bawa-Garba for a further six months after she told the General Medical Council that personal circumstances meant she needed more time before facing a public review hearing.

The case of the trainee paediatrician sparked an outcry among doctors over the way the GMC exercised its powers, culminating in a decision by the government to strip it of its power of appeal.

Bawa-Garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in November 2015 over the death of 6 year old Jack Adcock and suspended from the UK medical register for 12 months in June 2017.1 The GMC appealed the suspension decision to the High Court, which decided to …

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