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Position of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in relation to Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba

There has been a great deal of concern expressed in the medical press and by professional bodies such as the Royal Colleges as to the implications of the recent decision by the High Court to uphold an appeal by the General Medical Council (GMC) to erase Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba from the medical register following her conviction for Gross Negligence Manslaughter in November 2015.

Dr Bawa-Garba was a doctor in training at Leicester when she was involved in the treatment of Jack Adcock, a six-year old child who tragically died whilst in our care in February 2011. There has been much speculation and comment on social media in relation to University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (the Trust) and in particular as to what level of support was offered to Dr Bawa-Garba subsequent to Jack’s death leading up to her conviction for Gross Negligence Manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court in 2015.

We feel that it is important to set the record straight in terms the support provided by the Trust to staff both then and now.

Please read more in the following statement