Possible legal and regulatory developments following the ‘Bawa-Garba’ case are examined by Gregory Smith.
Most Independent Practitioner Today readers will be familiar with the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, the junior doctor who recently successfully appealed a decision by the GMC to strike her off the Medical Register following an earlier conviction for gross negligence manslaughter.
Some may even have contributed to Dr Bawa-Garba’s defence fund, which reached approximately £366,000.
Others may have refused to pay their GMC subscriptions or reported themselves for minor clinical errors in direct protest, and others may have started to anonymise their reflections as a defensive measure.
In short, the response from practitioners was unprecedented.
Touched a nerve
Her circumstances have clearly touched a collective nerve among doctors and thrown a focus on the legal and regulatory frameworks.LOGIN OR REGISTER TO READ MORE……………