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Hadiza Bawa-Garba can return to practice under close supervision

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 09 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1702
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Hadiza Bawa-Garba, the trainee paediatrician convicted of manslaughter over the death of 6 year old Jack Adcock in 2011, will be allowed to return to practice under close supervision, after a medical practitioners tribunal deemed her to be a low risk to patients.

The tribunal found “extensive and substantial” mitigating factors in her case, including remorse, insight, and remediation, as well as the support of her employers and the East Midlands Deanery. It imposed a range of conditions on her practice for a period of two years, beginning in July 2019, when her current suspension ends.

Bawa-Garba, 43, who recently had …

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