Parliamentary inquiry into gross negligence manslaughter, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and the GMC.
Following a letter co-ordinated by DAUK signed by 1200 doctors including MP Dr Philippa Whitford, and months of campaigning, by DAUK, David Nicholl, Alan Woodall Chair of GP Survival and others, the Health Select Committee has announced a parliamentary inquiry into gross negligence manslaughter.
DAUK welcomes this first step in establishing a just culture in the NHS. Yet, despite the request coming from the grassroots, disappointingly no doctors or organisations representing doctors have been invited to give evidence. The committee will hear evidence from representatives of the PSA, the HSIB, the NMC and from Charlie Massey, who will be representing the GMC.
We have written to the HSC to urgently clarify, and ask them to include representatives from the medical profession, in what is a very important, at the moment incredibly unbalanced, inquiry for us all.
The HSC have given assurances that doctors can attend and observe. For those of you who can’t attend the inquiry will be streamed live on Parliament TV and we will be bringing you updates.