An independent review, commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) into how gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice, has been underway for seven months.
A working group of 11 people with a range of experience and expertise (including hospital doctors, GPs and trainees in addition to those bringing the legal and patient perspectives) is taking forward the review, which is now chaired by Dr Leslie Hamilton. He has taken over from Dame Clare Marx, who stepped down after being appointed as the GMC’s new Chair to replace Professor Sir Terence Stephenson in January.
As part of our ongoing campaign Learn Not Blame DAUK gave written evidence to this review earlier this year and have been invited to attend a workshop to give oral evidence. To find out how you can participate please visit the GMC’s website.