Bawa-Garba granted permission to appeal

Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been granted leave to appeal her removal from the medical register in the court of appeal, the BMA has said.

Dr Bawa-Garba, a paediatrics trainee, was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter in 2015 and suspended from the medical register for 12 months by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service last June. The GMC appealed the decision to the high court, and in January she was erased from the medical register.

On Wednesday Lord Justice Simon granted permission for Dr Bawa-Garba to appeal the erasure.

BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul said: ‘Given the impact of the high court ruling on Dr Bawa-Garba, the wider medical profession, and the public, we welcome the decision to grant Dr Bawa-Garba permission to appeal.

‘The BMA will be applying to intervene in the appeal to assist the court and seek to achieve the best possible outcome for the profession.’

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