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Struck-off doctor wins appeal to work again

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba has won her Court of Appeal challenge.

A doctor who was struck off after the death of a six-year-old boy from Leicester has won her appeal to practice medicine again.

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after the death of Jack Adcock, who died of sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary, in 2011.

She was struck off in January 2018. On Monday (13 August), three Court of Appeal judges quashed that decision and restored the lesser sanction of a one-year suspension.

Jack Adcock died of sepsis in 2011.

The doctor's appeal was funded by medics who argued she was unfairly punished for mistakes made working under an overstretched NHS.

Announcing the ruling, Master of the Rolls Sir Terence Etherton said: "The members of the Court express their deep sympathy with Jack's parents, who attended the hearing in person, as well as respect for the dignified and resolute way in which they have coped with a terrible loss in traumatic circumstances."

Speaking to ITV Central via the internet, Nicola Adcock, Jack's mum, said this isn't the end.