General Medical Council v Bawa-Garba

Medical practitioner – Professional conduct committee. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal's approach to sanction had not respected the true force of the jury's verdict in convicting the respondent doctor of manslaughter by gross negligence, finding that her failures had been truly exceptionally bad, nor had it given it the weight required when considering the need to maintain public confidence in the profession and proper standards. Accordingly, the Divisional Court held allowed the appellant General Medical Council's appeal and substituted the sanction of erasure for the sanction of suspension for one year.

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