This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'The number of dentists from each country of qualification whose FtP has been found impaired since 2010 due in whole or in part to poor communications by the dentist'.



 
www.gdc-uk.org 
 
Mr Yann Maidment 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 March 2017 
 
 
 
 
 
By email only: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
 
Dear Mr Maidment, 
 
Thank you for your information request of 7 February 2017. We have  considered your request under the 
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the FOI Act”). 
 
 You have requested information on “FtP (Fitness to Practice) cases regarding dentists whose FtP has been 
found impaired since 2010 due in whole or in part to poor communication by the dentist: specifically to look at 
whether there is a pattern with respect to the country of origin or country of qualification of the dentist(s) 
concerned”. 
 
We have conducted a search of our fitness to practise case records from 1 January 2013 to 31  December 
2016 including. We consider data for the last 4 full years to be most reliable, robust and complete, given the 
transition to the current Customer Relationship Management system,  in which our FTP records are stored, 
took place in April 2012. Since you have stated no preference between using either country of origin or country 
of qualification, we have used the country of qualification in our search as it is a more highly populated field in 
our database, than the country of nationality field, and would provide fuller results. 
 
The search results are concerning registrants of registration type Dentist that have been found to have an 
impairment at one of our Practice Committees – the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC), the Professional 
Performance Committee  
(PPC) or the Health Committee  (HC).  The following hearing outcomes have been 
considered as an impairment: suspension, conditions, erasure and a reprimand.  
 
To select the cases where an impairment was due in whole or in part to poor communication we have looked 
at what we call “case considerations”. These are categories applied to cases which reflect the allegation(s) 
raised against a registrant. In 4 years, there have been 25 relevant Fitness to Practise hearings recorded 
against cases resulting from the “Communicating effectively” group under the sub-group: “Not communicating 
effectively”.  
 
The table below provides the number of cases along with  country of qualification of the  dentist concerned 
where  the  country of qualification is known.  Where there is no number  entered in relation to a particular 
country in the column for any year, that indicates there were no  cases of impairment involving a dentist 
qualified in that country in that year.  
 
Please note the yearly totals provided are subject to the above conditions being met and are not equal to total 
overall  Prosecution  case numbers  that year  (please visit our website for more information on the  relevant 
annual reports: https://www.gdc-uk.org/about/what-we-do/publications).  
 
There were zero cases that satisfy the specified criteria recorded in 2013. 
 
You can find links to all of the Practice Committee decisions that are still published on the GDC website in 
Appendix1. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
37 Wimpole Street London W1G 8DQ 
Phone: +44 (0)20 7167 6000 Email: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx 
Ian Brack, Chief Executive and Registrar 

Country Of Qualification 
2014 
2015 
2016 
Grand Total 
UNITED KINGDOM 



13 
SWEDEN 


SOUTH AFRICA 
 
 
 


 
AUSTRALIA 
 
 


 
GERMANY 
 
 


 
GREECE 
 
 


 
SPAIN 
 
 
 


 
DENMARK 
 
 


 
ROMANIA 
 
 


 
Grand Total 
 
 


20 
25 
 
 
Internal review and complaints procedure 
 
I hope you have found my response helpful. However, if you are unhappy with our reply or with the way your 
request for information has been handled, you can request a review of our decision by writing to our Principal 
Legal Advisor at the following address: 
 
Lisa Marie Roca 
Principal Legal Advisor 
General Dental Council 
37 Wimpole Street 
London 
W1G 8DQ 
 
Email: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx 
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the 
Information Commissioner at: 
 
The Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
Phone: 0303 123 1113 
Website: www.ico.org.uk 
 
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. 
 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
Tamila Dovgopolaja 
Management Information Officer 
General Dental Council 
37 Wimpole Street London W1G 8DQ 
Phone: +44 (0)20 7167 6000 Email: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx 
Ian Brack, Chief Executive and Registrar 
 

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11. https://olr.gdc-
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37 Wimpole Street London W1G 8DQ 
Phone: +44 (0)20 7167 6000 Email: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx 
Ian Brack, Chief Executive and Registrar 
 

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37 Wimpole Street London W1G 8DQ 
Phone: +44 (0)20 7167 6000 Email: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx 
Ian Brack, Chief Executive and Registrar