Dr Bawa-Garba Restored to the Medical Register

Following a hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunals Service (MPTS) this week, Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has been permitted to return to clinical practice. The decision is the culmination of a lengthy saga for Dr Bawa-Garba, who in 2015 was convicted of Gross Negligence Manslaughter, following the death of her patient, Jack Adcock, in 2011.

With Dr Bawa-Garba having now been out of clinical practice for four years, her representatives agreed with the GMC that her fitness to practise remains impaired, and as such, when she returns to work her registration will be subject to a number of conditions, including close supervision. Dr Bawa-Garba’s period of conditional registration (which has been imposed for a period of two years) will come into effect when her suspension is formally lifted in July 2019, and it is anticipated that she will return to work in February 2020, after a period of maternity leave.

For further details and commentary on the decision, click here.