Medics call for head of the GMC to stand down

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Following the handling of the case involving Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, medics have called for the head of the General Medical Council (GMC) to stand down. Dr Bawa-Barba has won her bid to be reinstated over the death of six year old Jack Adcock in 2011.

Medics have been angered by the case due to the GMC’s handling of the main issues in the case, including understaffing in hospitals. They want the chief executive of the GMC to “take personal responsibility for his actions”.

A spokesman for the GMC has said it recognises “the anger felt by many doctors” about the case and fully accepted the Court of Appeal’s judgment.

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