EWCA Crim 2520
The court upheld a two-year custodial sentence imposed on a hospital consultant who pleaded guilty to gross negligence manslaughter. The general principles enunciated in R. v Wood (Clive)  EWCA Crim 651,  1 Cr. App. R. (S.) 2 and Attorney General's Reference (Nos 60, 62 and 63 of 2009), Re  EWCA Crim 2693,  2 Cr. App. R. (S.) 46 in relation to sentencing for manslaughter cases applied equally to cases involving gross negligence manslaughter. There was no special exception for manslaughter occurring in the context of gross medical negligence.
CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Simon J, Wilkie J)