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The ABN's 2nd Lockdown Lecture with Jenny Vaughan and Bridget MacDonald

08 May 2020  
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7 - 8 PM THURSDAY 7 MAY 2020

Speaker - Dr Jenny Vaughan & Dr Bridget MacDonald

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Jenny Vaughan

Jenny Vaughan, 50, is a consultant neurologist in London. She is a leading campaigner for reforming the law on gross negligence manslaughter when applied to those working in healthcare. She articulated the unease many people felt at the conviction of the surgeon David Sellu and, as campaign chair for his appeal, was instrumental in getting his conviction overturned. This was recognised by a Modern Law award in 2018, together with the Sellu legal team. She also campaigned, with others, successfully for Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba to be restored to the medical register. Her current interests are 'Just Culture’ and tackling discrimination in the NHS. She was elected as a council member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2019 and sits on the BMA's Medicolegal Committee. She is law and policy and Learn not Blame lead at The Doctor's  Association UK (DAUK). In 2018 she received the BMJ editor's award for speaking truth to power. Her specialist interests are neurogenetics. She tweets @DrJennyVaughan.

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Bridget MacDonald

Bridget MacDonald is a consultant neurologist  and supervises postgraduate medical education working between Croydon University and St George's Hospitals in South West London. She is president elect to the Neuroscience Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Her specialist interests are epilepsy, mental health in neurology patients, neuro-oncology, and the care of intellectually and multiply disabled adults. She also has a rather eclectic set of interests within medical humanities and is Treasurer of the Association of Medical Humanities.
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