The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) is compelled to add its voice to the growing body of concern regarding the prosecution and erasure of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, following the tragic death of Jack Adcock in 2011.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to Jack’s parents who have suffered an unimaginable loss and we respect the legal process and the General Medical Council’s (GMC) role in protecting the public. However, the process of reducing a series of complex, systemic failures involving many institutions and individuals to a single trainee is concerning.
We are concerned that the entire case will have unintended consequences that will adversely impact patient safety, healthcare training and morale. We call on our members and all stakeholders to engage with the British Medical Association (BMA), Health Education England (HEE), the GMC and others to address the many concerns raised by this case.