Responding to the case of Dr Bawa-Garba

Dr Bawa-Garba’s case has raised a number of important issues for us and the medical profession. This was a case of the tragic death of a child and the consequent criminal conviction of a doctor for gross negligence manslaughter. We recognise that it has been very difficult for everyone involved.

Following on from the case, there’s also no doubt that many doctors are worried about the impact of systems pressures on medical practice. Here we answer your questions about the case and the action we’re taking to support doctors and promote patient safety.