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Doctors protest against colleague's striking off

DOCTORS will demonstrate outside the General Medical Council’s (GMC) offices today to protest against the striking off of one of their colleagues.

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off last month after the GMC successfully appealed against her initial 12-month suspension to the High Court.

She was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter and received a suspended jail sentence over the 2011 death of six-year-old Jack Adcock who suffered a cardiac arrest caused by sepsis.

But many doctors have reacted angrily to the GMC measures, arguing that many of the issues raised by the case, such as dangerous levels of understaffing, have been ignored.

A crowdfunding page has raised more than £275,000 so Dr Bawa-Garba can launch an appeal against the ruling.

Protesters will gather outside the GMC offices in central London before joining a wider march to demand an end to the crisis in the NHS organised by the People's Assembly and Health Campaigns Together.

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