Dr. Ewa Michalak

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan General Medical Council.

Dear General Medical Council,

I am unable to locate the summary of the gmc ftpanel hearing regarding the allegations against this doctor in circa 2010-2012.

can you provide the summary/ transcript of the gmc ftp hearing.

Yours faithfully,

susan charnock

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.
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

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FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Ms Charnock

Your information request – F16/8042/CA 

Thank you for your email dated 24 March regarding Dr Ewa Michalak.

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  

Christine Abdy will be handling your request. If you have any questions
you can call her on 0161 923 6421 or her at email [1][email address].  

Yours sincerely 

Miss Sadie Jones

Information Assistant

[2][email address]

0161 250 6889


General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street


M3 3AW



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Christine Abdy (0161 923 6421), General Medical Council

Dear Ms Charnock


Your information access request - F16/8042/CA 


Thank you for your email dated 24 March 2016 asking for a summary or
transcript of a hearing about Dr Michalak.


I’ve considered your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can’t provide the information you have asked for.   We believe it’s
reasonable for doctors and complainants to expect that complaints will be
treated as confidential. If a case progresses to a public hearing, or the
doctor receives a sanction on their registration, certain information may
be made publicly available by the GMC. Otherwise the information is
treated as the confidential personal data of the doctor and other parties
involved. I’ve given details of the exemption under the FOIA which applies

The exemption: Section 40(2), by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i) 

This exemption applies where the information is the personal data of a
third party and where releasing the information would breach any principle
of the DPA. In this instance disclosure would breach the first principle
of the DPA, which requires the processing of information to be 'fair and
lawful'. I believe the conditions in Schedules 2 and 3 of the DPA, which
are about the processing of personal information, are not met and
therefore giving you the information would be unlawful. 

We consider that any fitness to practise material we hold in respect of Dr
Michalak is therefore exempt from disclosure.   This position is also
supported by our Publication and Disclosure Policy  which can be read at


You can view Dr Michalak’s registration status by searching the register
on our website at  [2]http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/register/L....


Your right to appeal


I'm sorry I couldn’t provide the information you requested. You can appeal
against this decision to Julian Graves, Information Access Manager.  If
you want to appeal, please set out your reasons and write to him at the
above address or email [3][email address].  You can also appeal to the
Information Commissioner, the regulator of the FOIA and DPA – we can
provide more details about this if you need them.


Yours sincerely


Christine Abdy

Information Access Officer

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street


M3 3AW

Tel:  0161 923 6421

[email address]



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