Overturning Injustice: BMJ feature on our Law and Policy Officer Dr Jenny Vaughan

We are proud to announce that the BMJ has published a feature on Dr Jenny Vaughan. The piece includes a profile on Jenny as well as question and answer interview.  

You can read the full article profile below but here are some of our favourite bits:

‘Jenny Vaughan is a consultant neurologist in London. She is a leading campaigner for reforming the law on gross negligence manslaughter when applied to people working in healthcare. She articulated the unease many people felt at the conviction of the surgeon David Sellu, and as the campaign chair for his appeal, was successful in getting his conviction overturned. 

Along with Sellu’s legal team she is widely credited for having modernised the law in this area. She has been equally vocal in defence of Hadiza Bawa-Garba and was a leading supporter of her successful bid against erasure. Vaughan’s contribution helped shape the conclusions of the Williams review in June 2019. She now campaigns for a “just culture” in healthcare and form improvements to patient safety by working with The Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) and the BMA.’

Here are some of the questions put to Jenny.  

What personal ambition do you still have?  

 ‘To continue working to improve patient safety by working closely with patients and healthcare professionals. All of us at DAUK, along with my neurologist buddy David Nicholl, have now launched the campaign Learn Not Blame.’ 

Read the full article here: https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l1024