Faculty’s Astrid Smart in study of the Bawa-Garba case

27 Mar



THE implications and lessons of a case which has shaken the medical profession will be analysed at a special event staged by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, in association with the Faculty.

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba received a two-year suspended jail sentence after she was convicted in the criminal courts of the manslaughter by gross negligence of a six-year-old boy at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

She was also struck off as a doctor, but many have argued that she was unduly punished for systemic failings.

The Faculty’s Astrid Smart has been invited to join a panel of experts at Doctors Lawyers and Wolves: Learning from the Bawa-Garba Case, at the RCPE’s Great Hall in Queen Street, Edinburgh, on Monday, 23 April.

The issues to be discussed include what the public might reasonably expect of individual doctors, and holding an individual to account for systemic failures.

Details here