The death of a patient at a private London hospital after a delay in his treatment led to the imprisonment of David Sellu. After 15 months behind bars, his name was finally cleared. He tells his harrowing story as a new report reveals that doctors from ethnic minorities are twice as likely to face disciplinary action as white doctors. Plus: Gaby Hinsliff on Jeremy Corbyn and the civil service
David Sellu was a senior consultant specialising in gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery. But after the death of one of his patients, James Hughes, he was accused of unlawful killing and eventually found guilty at the Old Bailey.
It was only after spending 15 months in jail that Sellu launched the appeal that cleared his name. Now he’s speaking out. He tells Anushka Asthana his harrowing story. And as a new report delves into why doctors from ethnic minorities are twice as likely to face disciplinary action as their white counterparts, he accuses the profession of institutional racism.
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