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Appeals court rules in favour of Bawa-Garba appeal

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"This was a case of the tragic death of a child, and the consequent criminal conviction of a doctor … We are sorry for the anguish and uncertainty these proceedings have had on Jack’s family …" - yet more emotive language from the boss of the GMC. The GMC needs to be clear whether it is a professional organisation that protects the public by supporting fitness to practice decisions based upon facts and fair risk assessments, or a political organisation with the power to punish individual doctors on the basis of popular opinion. Charlie Massey may "fully accept the Court of Appeal’s judgment", but he cannot stop himself from playing politics with peoples’ lives. In 2016, 1300 doctors signed a statement of no confidence in Charlie Massey. Surely it is now time for him to go.

Posted date

13 Aug 2018

Posted time

4:15pm

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