DAUK working with The Sunday Times to reveal full story in West Suffolk Hospital whistleblowing saga

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.


Coverage in Pulse: GMC chief executive admits Bawa-Garba legal advice was wrong during interview with DAUK

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'.