Three medical staff will appear at London's Old Bailey on 3 July charged in relation to the death of an Irish woman following an abortion in London in 2012.

Adedayo Adedeji, 63, a doctor, 32-year-old Gemma Pullen and 54-year-old Margaret Miller - both nurses - all appeared at Ealing Magistrates Court this morning charged with manslaughter by gross negligence and failing to take reasonable care.

The charges relate to the death of 32-year-old Aisha Chithira who died following an abortion at the Marie Stopes Clinic in Ealing in West London on 21 January 2012.

The court was told by representative of the Crown Prosecution Service Colin Gibbs that Ms Chithira had travelled from Ireland to have a termination at 22 weeks gestation. 

The procedure was carried out at 4.30pm on the afternoon of 21 January 2012.

It became apparent afterwards that she was seriously unwell. She was treated at the clinic and was then discharged and travelled to a friends house in Slough.

Her condition worsened and an ambulance was called.

Ms Chithira was declared dead at 10pm that night.

Their individual defence counsels said the three were professionals of good standing.

Adedayo Adedeji had been a doctor since 1991, his defence said.

Both nurses were referred to by their counsel as being of professional, unblemished character. 

The Crown Prosecution Service said that while the offences the three were facing were serious there was no objection to bail. 

All three were released on unconditional bail.