Bawa-Garba’s suspension is extended by six months owing to personal circumstancesBMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5414 (Published 21 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5414
- Clare Dyer
- 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 …