Gross negligence manslaughter

Criminalisation of Healthcare. Does it improve patient safety? Dr Jenny Vaughan speaks at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art conference

Criminalisation of Healthcare. Does it improve patient safety? Dr Jenny Vaughan speaks at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art conference

Dr Jenny Vaughan, our Law and Policy Officer gave a talk at ICS SOA 2018 entitled ‘Criminalisation of Healthcare. Does it improve patient safety?’. Jenny discussed the history of gross negligence manslaughter in the UK, case law, and revisited the case of Dr Bawa-Garba. You can now listen to Jenny’s full speech as a podcast on the ICS site, including advice on how doctors can avoid litigation.

'What is stopping you doing something so patently sensible' says Rosie Cooper MP to the GMC. Dr Jenny Vaughan reports from the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry.

'What is stopping you doing something so patently sensible' says Rosie Cooper MP to the GMC. Dr Jenny Vaughan reports from the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry.

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.

DAUK invited to submit written evidence alongside the BMA to the parliamentary inquiry into gross negligence manslaughter

DAUK invited to submit written evidence alongside the BMA to the parliamentary inquiry into gross negligence manslaughter

Following our correspondence with the Health and Social Care Committee (HSC) DAUK has now been invited to submit written evidence to the Parliamentary inquiry into gross negligence manslaughter. This briefing will accompany the BMA’s briefing which will be going to the Health and Social Committee tomorrow afternoon.

Doctors call on health secretary to stop GMC overturning MTPS decisions

Doctors call on health secretary to stop GMC overturning MTPS decisions

Coverage in Pulse: A doctor-led lobbying group has urged the health secretary to review the GMC’s ability to appeal its own fitness-to-practice tribunal. In a letter to Matt Hancock, The Doctor’s Association UK said the GMC’s right to appeal the MPTS has led to ‘significant unwelcome and unintended consequences’.

Health and Social Care Committee Announces Inquiry

Health and Social Care Committee Announces Inquiry

The Health and Social Care Committee will be holding an evidence session to consider the implications of the law on gross negligence manslaughter and professional regulation but have failed to accept any submissions from any practicing hospital doctor.

GMC 'failing to learn' as tribunal appeals continue after Bawa-Garba case

GMC 'failing to learn' as tribunal appeals continue after Bawa-Garba case

Following the news that the GMC continues to appeal MPTS verdicts despite the recommendations made by the Williams Review and the outpouring of concern from doctors following the Bawa-Garba case, Treasurer Dr Rinesh Parmar spoke to GPOnline.

DAUK replies to Charlie Massey raising concern over the GMC’s continued appealing of MPTS verdicts to impose harsher sanctions on doctors

DAUK replies to Charlie Massey raising concern over the GMC’s continued appealing of MPTS verdicts to impose harsher sanctions on doctors

DAUK has replied to a letter from Charlie Massey dated 13 September. We welcome the apology offered by Mr Massey and the opportunity to meet. DAUK has, however, expressed concern in a number of areas, including the news that the GMC is continuing to appeal MPTS verdicts, and call on the GMC to cease doing so urgently. 

DAUK receives a reply from Charlie Massey

DAUK receives a reply from Charlie Massey

DAUK has received a reply from Mr Charlie Massey, CEO of the GMC, to a letter sent on the 21st August from DAUK and 1200 GMC registered doctors, including Dr Philippa Whitford MP. 

We welcome Mr Massey’s apology and will be taking him up on his offer to meet DAUK.

DAUK attends GMC commissioned review into Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide

DAUK attends GMC commissioned review into Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide

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.

Dr Philippa Whitford MP joins the call of DAUK and over 1200 doctors for a public investigation into the GMC’s handling of Bawa-Garba

Dr Philippa Whitford MP joins the call of DAUK and over 1200 doctors for a public investigation into the GMC’s handling of Bawa-Garba

Dr Philippa Whitford MP joins The Doctors’ Association UK in leading the call of over 1200 UK doctors for a public investigation into the GMC’s handling of the Bawa-Garba case. Collectively, we call for the GMC to take responsibility for its actions and learn valuable lessons from the outcome of this case. Applying a genuinely reflective approach, as is expected of doctors in their practice, would be a significant step in restoring the confidence and trust in the GMC as a regulatory body.