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RCSEd Response to Dr Bawa Garba High Court Ruling

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13 Aug 2018

Today the High Court has announced that Dr Bawa Garba has won her High Court appeal of her indefinite erasure from the medical register. 

Dr Bawa Garba’s case and the death of Jack Adcock are truly tragic. A young boy lost his life and nothing can alter this fact. Whilst individual healthcare professionals can make mistakes which have severe consequences it is also the case that systemic pressures and overstretched services can have an impact on their performance and the safety of patient care. The government must address and take steps to ensure that individual doctors are not blamed for systemic failings.

As the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh our focus will remain upon promoting the highest standards of patient safety, training and education.

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About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

RCSEd (www.rcsed.ac.uk) was first incorporated in as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world with memberships approaching 25,000 over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its examinations, and is also increasingly involved in the provision of surgical training and education, offering the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. RCSEd’s commercial enterprises offer conferencing and event facilities at The Playfair Building, Symposium Hall and Quincentenary Hall, and runs the Ten Hill Place Hotel.

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The College is based at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW and can be reached on (0)131 527 1600 or mail@rcsed.ac.uk.

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