MIDAS secure national coverage for David Sellu’s memoir – Did He Save Lives?
MIDAS secured national coverage for David Sellu’s memoir Did He Save Lives: A Surgeon’s Story, published today in paperback.
The exclusive interview was secured for David Sellu, and his son James with The Observer Magazine in print and online here and which was supported by a second interview for The Guardian’s Today in Focus Podcast which aired the day before publication, here.
Coverage was supported by a series of high-profile broadcast interviews including; Sky News: Sunrise, BBC One North West, BBC Radio Manchester and BBC News –which was syndicated to regional radio stations– and a powerful regional interview with Manchester Evening News here
David Sellu was a surgeon with a distinguished record extending over forty years. But, in 2010, a patient died under his care in a private hospital. He has always expressed sorrow to the family on their loss. There followed a sequence of extraordinary events that led to David being prosecuted and convicted for the patient’s death at the Old Bailey and sent to prison for two and a half years.
His licence to practise medicine was suspended, his career cut short. He always argued that he did nothing wrong. Incensed by what they saw as injustice, his friends, family and he probed into his case further and uncovered previously hidden documents and evidence of racism. The trial had been unfair. It was only after he had served the sentence that his conviction was quashed in 2016; the medical regulator, the GMC has also exonerated him of all charges, his license has been restored and he is a free man. But the damage had already been done.
This book tells his extraordinary story for the first time, in his own words. By sharing his experiences David hopes not only to provide an eye-opening account of the extraordinary events surrounding his case, but also to bring about real change to the law and regulations surrounding these cases. By highlighting the serious issues facing health service professionals today, David wishes to open a safe forum for discussion on how we can all positively move forward ensuring the safety of both patients and medical professionals.
The book is out now in paperback here
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