The following is a letter of 5 February 2018 to the chair of the General Medical Council. My last letter to you about Hadiza Bawa-Garba (9 November 2017)1 was followed by a stream of similar comments in the medical and national presses and on social media, mostly from doctors and the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges but also from non-medics like me and, not least, of course, from Jeremy Hunt.
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The following is a letter to the chair of the General Medical Council. I write to you about what seems to be a serious misjudgment by the GMC regarding Hadiza Bawa-Garba.1To set the context for my concerns, I am, among other things, a non-executive director of a major acute hospital trust, president of the charity Healthwatch, which promotes evidence based medicine, and the longest serving member of the Royal College of Physicians’ committee on ethics in medicine.
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