Each year we award The BMJ editors’ prize for “persistence and courage in speaking truth to power.” The list of previous winners reads like a roll of honour: Peter Wilmshurst, Clare Gerada,…
Join DAUKs Dr Jenny Vaughn next Monday on How to manage Doctors in difficulties and difficult behaviour
When: 28th September 2020
Where: Virtual conference (CPD certified)
How, sign up here: https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/doctors-in-difficulty-and-difficult-behaviour
Over the last few months The Doctors’ Association UK has been hearing from whistleblowers at West Suffolk Hospital who have spoken to us candidly following a number of cases where patients had come to harm. They’ve described the “persecution” of whistleblowers and a “witch hunt” where the senior trust managers had sought fingerprints and handwriting analysis to identify the whistleblower. DAUK has commented widely on how this does not promote a free and open culture in healthcare, one which is fair and focuses on Learn Not Blame.
Alongside Sir Robert Francis QC, Bill Kirkup, and Dr Leslie Hamilton who lead the GMC commissioned review into gross negligence manslaughter, our Chair was invited to speak about the blame…
The GMC's chief executive has admitted the legal advice the regulator received during the Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba case was wrong and if the same case were to take place now he would not try to have a doctor barred from practice.
Charlie Massey said he 'completely accepts' the legal advice he was given to pursue the striking off of Dr Bawa-Garba - who was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a six-year-old patient - was 'not correct'.
Our Chair Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden shares her view in the BMJ after interviewing Charlie Massey (chief executive GMC) for a documentary Sammy presented on BBC Radio 4. In this interview Charlie Massy admits for the first time that his decision to take Dr Bawa-Garba to the Hight Court to have her struck off was incorrect.