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Jenny Vaughan writes for the BMJ: Medical Manslaughter, will the findings of an independent review be a tipping point for change

Jenny Vaughan writes for the BMJ: Medical Manslaughter, will the findings of an independent review be a tipping point for change

It’s been a busy in Medical Manslaughter land. I attach my DAUK commentary on the medical Manslaughter review out recently.

Five years ago, when I first started doing the appeal for David Sellu ( check out his new book “ Did He Save Lives? “via Foyles and Waterstones) I never dreamt of a day like this. A whole review has now essentially concluded that if any doctor is being lined up for criminal charges, it will now be expected that the setting in which they work will be equally scrutinised and that experts will have to consider if human factors like stress or fatigue were more to blame. All I could see then was darkness, a toxic hospital with its knives out and judgemental expert witnesses. Now we have moved forward and all of us here at DAUK applaud Leslie Hamilton and his panel for such an excellent set of 29 recommendations.

"What has the GMC learnt?" DAUK asks Charlie Massey

"What has the GMC learnt?" DAUK asks Charlie Massey

The Doctors’ Association UK committee met with Charlie Massey, Chief Executive and Registrar of the GMC and Dr Colin Melville, Medical Director and Director of Education and Standards last week. We were clear to convey the anger and distrust the profession feel towards the GMC. During the meeting we covered a variety of subjects including issues raised by the Bawa-Garba case, continued appeal of MPTS decisions, weaponisation of GMC referrals, accountability of NHS managers, and mental health and wellbeing of doctors under investigation.

"What is stopping you doing something that is patently sensible?" says Rosie Cooper MP to Charlie Massey: Jenny Vaughan reports on the HSC inquiry.

"What is stopping you doing something that is patently sensible?" says Rosie Cooper MP to Charlie Massey: Jenny Vaughan reports on the HSC inquiry.

After month of campaigning by DAUK, the Health and Social Care Committee held an inquiry into gross negligence manslaughter. Dr Jenny Vaughan attended on behalf of DAUK. Read her report here: