Direct contact details of registered clinicians

D Millington made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to General Dental Council

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

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan General Dental Council.

Dear General Dental Council,

Please can you provide me with the direct contact details of all the Hygienists and Dual Qualified Hygienists and Therapists that are registered on your system.

Please note that direct contact details should also include contact numbers and email addresses.

The above specific details are not on your search function and are otherwise unobtainable through your site.

I request for these details to be sent to me via email privately and not publicly.

This is my first and only request to the General Dental Council and I can ensure that under no circumstance will the information provided from this request be published/ sold or given to anyone else by myself privately or publicly as the data will be used for my personal research/ gain and will then be deleted.

Yours faithfully,

Mr D. Millington

Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

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Your message is not being automatically forwarded but messages are picked
up each working day and forwarded to the relevant team for attention. We
may not acknowledge your query separately but in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act you will receive a response to any FOI query
within 20 working days, the first day being the working day following our
receipt of your query. Any query under the Data Protection Act will be
answered within the 40 days allowed by that Act. In either case we will
respond as soon as possible.

 

Any query which may have been sent to this e mail address which does not
relate to FOI or Data Protection will also be forwarded to the relevant
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Thank you for contacting the General Dental Council.

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Registered office: General Dental Council, 37 Wimpole St, London, W1G 8DQ.

Dan Gibson, General Dental Council

Dear Mr Millington,

Re: your information request (our reference: CSR-2100923)

Thank you for your email of 11 May 2016 requesting information about
Hygienists registered with the GDC. You have asked for:

 

·       the direct contact details of all the Hygienists and Dual
Qualified Hygienists and Therapists that are registered on your system.

·       the direct contact details should also include contact numbers and
email addresses.

Your request has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the FOI Act). I can confirm that the General Dental Council holds the
information you have requested. However we are withholding it as we
consider that the exemption under section 40(2) of the FOI Act applies.

 

Section 40(2) provides an exemption for information which is the personal
data of any individual, aside from the requester, and where either of the
conditions set out in sections 40(3) and 40(4) of the FOI Act are met. The
relevant conditions in this case are sections 40(3)(a)(i) of the FOI Act, 
where disclosure would breach any of the data protection principles. We
consider that disclosure would breach the first data protection principle,
which states that personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.

 

The GDC has a legal duty under the Dentists’ Act 1984 to publish our
Registers and we ensure this responsibility is met by publishing the
Online Register on [1]the GDC website. This allows for a reasonable and
proportionate search for information about individual registrants. The
register does not provide a list of information about multiple registrants
or the email addresses or contact telephone numbers of registrants.

 

Beyond the information available by searching the GDC’s online register,
we do not share bulk copies or bespoke lists of the current or historic
registers with third party organisations. Nor would we be able to provide
information about individual registrants which is not already available in
the online register, such as contact telephone numbers and email
addresses.

 

Registrants do not explicitly give us authority to release their data in
any manner other than via the Online Register. Nor is doing so necessary
in this instance for our regulatory role. In the past we have had requests
for bespoke lists from organisations who wish to use the register for
marketing purposes. We would be particularly concerned that disclosing
email addresses and telephone numbers under the FOI Act could cause the
registrants disruption and distress from unsolicited contact from third
parties.

 

Though I appreciate you have asked that we respond to you privately and
have given assurances about how the information will be used, disclosure
under the FOI Act is, in effect, disclosure to the world at large. For the
reasons I have explained above, we do not consider that disclosing the
personal information you have asked for under the FOI Act would be
appropriate. 

 

I hope you have found the explanation provided helpful. If I can provide
any further clarification or assistance then please let me know.

 

If, however, you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or
this decision, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner
at;

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 01625 545 745

Fax: 01625 524 510

Email: [2][email address]

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Dan

Dan Gibson
Management Information Officer
General Dental Council

Phone: +44(0) 207 167 6298

Email: [email address]
Web:   www.gdc-uk.org

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