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.
The DAUK have produced a comprehensive written submission to the GMC commissioned review into Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide in healthcare. Our submission and attendance at a working group looking into the issues seek to move the profession forwards towards a just culture underpinned by a ‘Learn not Blame’ ethos when incidents occur.
The Doctors’ Association UK welcomes today’s Court of Appeal verdict in the case of Bawa-Garba vs the GMC as a small step towards a better NHS for patients and doctors alike. Today’s verdict shows that pursuing Dr Bawa-Garba’s erasure through the courts was a serious error of judgement on the part of Mr Charlie Massey. The GMC has shown it cannot be trusted to take a balanced and non-punitive approach in the context of system failures.