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 as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, and is the oldest surgical corporation in the world with memberships approaching 25,000 professionals in over 100 countries worldwide. The College promotes the highest standards of surgical and dental practice through its interest in education, training and examinations, its liaison with external medical bodies and representation of the modern surgical and dental workforce. It is also home to the UK’s only Faculty of Surgical Trainers, open to all those with an interest in surgical training regardless of College affiliation. Find RCSEd on Twitter www.twitter.com/RCSEd and on Facebook www.facebook.com/rcsed

The College is based at Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW and can be reached on (0)131 527 1600 or mail@rcsed.ac.uk. In March 2014, a new base opened in Birmingham, catering to the 80% of the College’s UK membership who are based in England and Wales.

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