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Dear J Roberts


Your information request – IR1-3264329991


Thank you for your email of 7 November 2021, regarding the MPT hearing concerning Dr Sarka Bakalarova.  We’ve considered this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


I can’t provide the information you requested as the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service is currently planning to publish it in the near future, on their website here.  Unfortunately there are currently some delays in relation to publication; however we are working to resolve these as soon as we can.   We expect the Record of Determinations to be published within the next 4 weeks.


The exemption


Section 22 of the FOIA is the exemption which applies to information intended for future publication.  This exemption is subject to a public interest test and I believe that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  


I'm sorry I couldn’t provide the information you requested.  If you would like to appeal this decision please write to [E-bost cais GMC].  Please note that we will only usually consider appeals received within 40 working days of our response.   You can also appeal to the Information Commissioner.


Yours sincerely



Christine Abdy

Information Access Officer

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester   M3 3AW