Back to Blame Bawa-Garba could have been any Specialty Trainee

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JS Bamrah CBE
Ramesh Mehta OBE MD FRCPCH

Abstract

The death of Jack Adcock in 2011 made headlines all around the world for many reasons. He was a 6-year-old child, admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) in February 2011 who died of sepsis and pneumonia 11 hours later. The paediatric registrar Dr. Hadiza Bawa-Garba had failed to diagnose his condition, resulting in criminal proceedings and her erasure from the medical register in 2017. This article gives a glimpse of the controversial case, tries to relate this to all medical specialties, and offers some guidance on how to avoid a similar situation developing.

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Bamrah, J., & Mehta, R. (2020). Back to Blame: Bawa-Garba could have been any Specialty Trainee. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 11(1), 9-12. https://doi.org/10.38192/11.1.3
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Author Biographies

JS Bamrah CBE, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Bedford, UK

Consultant Psychiatrist, Central Manchester Mental Health Partnership Trust

Ramesh Mehta OBE MD FRCPCH, British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Bedford, UK

President

References

1. Hadiza Bawa-Garba v General Medical Council. (2018) EWCA CIV 1879 https://www.judiciary.uk/judgments/bawa-garba-v- general-medical-council/
2. BMJ coverage https://www.bmj. com/Bawa-Garba

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