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Dealing with a damaging report at a Fitness to Practise Panel

Dealing with a damaging report at a Fitness to Practise Panel

  Dr Daniel Sokol is a barrister specialising in student appeals and former lecturer in medical ethics.  He frequently represents medical students at university hearings Few events are more terrifying for medical students than a Fitness to Practise Panel.  The Panel decides whether a student is fit to practise for the purposes of continuing their medical studies.  It can effectively […]

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Dr Bawa-Garba is all of us

Dr Bawa-Garba is all of us

On the 25th of last month, a seven-year legal battle came to an end: Dr Hadiza Bawa- Garba was struck off the medical register. An ST6 paediatrics registrar, Dr Bawa- Garba was charged with gross negligence and manslaughter in connection with the death of Jack Adcock, a six year old boy with Down’s Syndrome. In what is now described as […]

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One in Ten Doctors Bullied in the Workplace

One in Ten Doctors Bullied in the Workplace

[box] Krishna Dayalji reports on a shocking GMC report about bullying in the NHS [/box] A recent GMC survey of 50,000 doctors in training found that nearly one in ten has been bullied in the workplace, whilst nearly one in seven responded by saying they had witnessed it in the workplace. It may seem like a startling fact but when […]

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Women in Medicine Today

[box]Our News Editor Krishna Dayalji reports on the increasing numbers of female doctors in the NHS and the barriers that some still face[/box] A recent report published by the GMC in early October has found that the nature of the healthcare workforce in the UK is changing. With more women entering male-dominated specialities once they qualify and a change in […]

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