MDU responds to publication of terms of reference for manslaughter review

Responding to the GMC's announcement of the terms of reference for the gross negligence manslaughter review

Ian Barker, MDU senior solicitor, said:

'We welcome the GMC's announcement of the terms of reference for the gross negligence manslaughter review and will contribute fully.

'Too many doctors are being investigated and for those who are investigated, the process needs to be swifter and fairer. We believe there are a number of changes that could be made to the current law to achieve that.

'We have given oral evidence to Sir Norman's review panel and we will follow this with a full written submission.'

This guidance was correct at publication 16/03/2018. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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