Anita Clay

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Dear Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service,

1) Does the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service have a panellist called Dr Anita Clay?

2) Is it the same Anita Clay who has the website which claims the following:

a) That medicine is an art.
b) That herbal medicines are 'natural' and 'safe'.
c) That herbal medicines 'can be used in all age ranges.'
d) That herbal medicines 'may be used alongside conventional medicine.'

3) Is Prof Denis McDevitt, aware that Dr Anita Clay is one of his fellow panellists?

4) As a bonus, please ask Dr Clay for the evidence that herbal medicines are safe, can be used in all age ranges (including foetuses, preterm infants, children and the elderly), and that there are no interactions with any conventional medicines. And what does she mean by medicine being an art?

Yours faithfully,

Nick Weston

Dear Mr Weston

Your information request – F15/7231/EH

Thank you for your email dated 11 July 2015 asking for information on Dr Clay. Your request has been passed to the Information Access Team for us to respond to.

How we will consider your request

We’re going to look at your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond but we’ll come back to you as soon as we can.

Who to contact

Elizabeth Hiley will be handling your request. If you have any questions you can call her on 0161 923 6314 or email her at [email address].

Yours sincerely

Mrs Mariam Ifzal
Information Assistant
[email address]
0161 923 6420

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
M3 3AW

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Elizabeth Hiley (0161 923 6314),

Our reference: F15/7231/EH

Dear Mr Weston

Thank you for your email. We have considered your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

I can confirm that Dr Anita Clay is a panellist for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. You can see her entry on the register of interests at Dr Clay does have the website

You ask whether Professor Denis McDevitt is aware that Dr Clay is one of his fellow panellists and also that we ask Dr Clay to provide evidence in relation to the points on her website.

The FOIA gives anyone a right to request recorded information held by a public authority. We do not hold recorded information in answer to these questions.

If you have any queries about this response please contact me.

Yours sincerely

Elizabeth Hiley
Information Access Officer
General Medical Council

Telephone: 0161 923 6314
Email: [email address]

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