Criminal records of GMC staff (2)

Andrew Palmer made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to General Medical Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear General Medical Council,

Thank you for responding to my recent request for information in which you stated that 4 employees of the GMC have an unspent criminal conviction.

However you did not provide all of the information that I requested. I also asked for the number of employees with a spent criminal conviction. Thank you in advance for providing this information.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Palmer

FOI, General Medical Council

Thank you for getting in touch.

 

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can with a further acknowledgement.
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little longer during busy periods.

 

In the meantime, if you want any further information about the GMC, please
visit our website.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information access team

General Medical Council

Email: [GMC request email]

Telephone: 0161 923 6365

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FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Mr Palmer

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Julian Graves will be responding to your email, if you have any queries
you can call him on 0161 923 6351, or email him at [1][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

Miss Sadie Jones

Information Assistant

[2][email address]

0161 250 6889

 

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AW

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Julian Graves (0161 923 6351), General Medical Council

Dear Mr Palmer

 

Thank you for your email. I’m sorry for my oversight in not responding to
this point in my previous correspondence.

 

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 means that ex-offenders do not
have to disclose criminal convictions to employers once they have become
spent. There are only some exceptions, such as direct contact with
vulnerable people, but this doesn’t include GMC job roles.

 

Therefore, we will not hold any information about staff who have a spent
criminal conviction either when they were recruited or when in post. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Julian Graves

 

 

Julian Graves

Information Access Manager

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester M3 3AW

 

Tel. no: 0161 923 6351

Email: [1][email address]

 

 

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Dear Julian Graves (0161 923 6351),

The GMC should hold information about offences that were unspent at the moment the person became employed by the GMC.

I am sure you could argue that you are not obliged to release this information, but in view of the need to maintain the reputation of the GMC as an organisation that operates with openness it would be better if you did.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Palmer

Julian Graves (0161 923 6351), General Medical Council



I am out of the office until Tuesday 7 June 2016 and do not have access to
emails. 

 

I will consider your email on my return. If it requires urgent attention
please send to: [GMC request email]

 

Many thanks

 

Julian Graves

Information Access Manager

General Medical Council

Working with doctors Working for patients

The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical
education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and
doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and
take action when they are not met.

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Dear Mr Graves

Would you be kind enough to reply please?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Palmer

FOI, General Medical Council

Thank you for getting in touch. Please note this is an automated email.

 

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can with a further acknowledgement.
You’ll usually hear from us on the next working day, but it might take a
little longer during busy periods.

 

In the meantime, if you want any further information about the GMC, please
visit our website.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information access team

General Medical Council

Email: [GMC request email]

Telephone: 0161 923 6365

Working with doctors Working for patients

The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical
education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and
doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and
take action when they are not met.

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Julian Graves (0161 923 6351), General Medical Council

Dear Mr Palmer

I'm extremely sorry for my oversight in not responding sooner to you on this matter.

I can confirm that we have no employees with convictions that were unspent at the point of joining the GMC but which are now spent.

Yours sincerely

Julian Graves

Julian Graves
Information Access Manager
General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester M3 3AW

Tel. no: 0161 923 6351
Email: [email address]

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