Back to Blame: Bawa-Garba could have been any Specialty Trainee
Published April 27, 2020
- blame culture,
How to Cite
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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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.
- Hadiza Bawa-Garba v General Medical Council. (2018) EWCA CIV 1879 https://www.judiciary.uk/judgments/bawa-garba-v- general-medical-council/
- BMJ coverage https://www.bmj. com/Bawa-Garba