DAUK welcomes the attention that is being paid to the ramifications of the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case at the British Medical Association's Annual Representative Meeting.
The meeting comprising Medical Students, Junior Doctors, GPs, SAS Doctors and Consultants voted on a motion expressing the concerns of the medical profession about the adverse effects of the GMC's actions in this case and on the wider morale in the profession. There was widespread condemnation of the actions of the regulator in light of this case and as a result of the number of doctor suicides whilst under GMC investigation.
The meeting overwhelmingly declared once again that it had no confidence in the GMC as a professional regulatory body. It called on the GMC to apologise over its handling of the Dr Bawa-Garba case.
The meeting of doctors from across the country also called for a public inquiry to review the GMC's conduct in Dr Bawa-Garba's case. These actions will now inform the policy of the BMA for years to come.
The Doctors' Association UK will be submitting written evidence to the GMC commissioned Dame Clare Marx Review into Gross Negligence Manslaughter and culpable homicide.