Your questions about the case

Since the Divisional Court’s judgment in January 2018, we’ve met with thousands of doctors of all grades and specialties, and those who represent them, across all four countries of the UK. 

We've developed a short guide (published Monday 13 August 2018) to answer your questions about Dr Bawa-Garba’s appeal and broader issues raised by the case, which we hope you'll find helpful.

This includes information on:

  • the key stages in the case
  • why we appealed the original sanction 
  • how we’re responding to concerns from the profession
  • what we consider when making decisions about a doctors’ fitness to practise.

Our original FAQ on the Divisional Court judgment (published February 2018) is available in the news section of our website.