Dr Jane Barton

Ann Reeves made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to General Medical Council

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Dear General Medical Council,

Under the FOI what date/year did the GMC have any knowledge regarding Dr Jane Barton and her over prescribing of any drugs?

Yours faithfully,

Ann Reeves

FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Ms Reeves

Information request - F11/3655/EH

Thank you for your e-mail of 8 March 2011 in which you request
information in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

We will consider your request and you will normally receive the
information you seek within the 20 working day limit set by the FOIA.

The FOIA lists a number of exemptions that may prevent the release of
part, or all, of the information that you have requested. We will make
an assessment of the requested information and if it is subject to an
exemption you will be informed of this, together with details of your
right of appeal.

Your request has been allocated to Elizabeth Hiley. If you have any
queries concerning your request you can contact Ms Hiley on 0161 923
6314 or email [email address].

Yours sincerely

Sarah Leigh
Information Access Team Administrator
0161 923 6398
[email address]

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW

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Hi Ann, Don't give up - don't let them off the hook.
Good luck
Martin x

Elizabeth Hiley \(0161 923 6314\), General Medical Council

Our ref: F11/3655/EH

Dear Mrs Reeves

Thank you for your email. Your request has been considered in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We received a letter from Hampshire Constabulary dated 27 July 2000
informing us of an ongoing investigation involving Dr Barton. However,
this initial correspondence did not reference any allegation of the
over-prescribing of drugs.

Further documentation was provided by Hampshire Constabulary in their
letter dated 6 June 2001. This documentation alleged inappropriate
prescribing of certain medication.

If you have any concerns regarding the handling of this request please
contact Julian Graves, Information Access Manager, at
[email address].

Yours sincerely

Elizabeth Hiley
Information Access Officer
Tel no: 0161 923 6314
Email: [email address]

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Dear Elizabeth Hiley (0161 923 6314),

Thank you for your response and clarify that you were aware in 2000/2001 of Dr Jane Barton's practicing via Hampshire Police.

In 2002 I made a Formal Complaint to the GMC regarding Dr Jane Barton and the treatment my Mother received by her at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital. The GMC turned this case away at that time with no case to answer.

1. Did the GMC notify the Police that they had received a complaint against her from myself over the death of my Mother?
2. If the answer is YES what were the dates?

Yours sincerely,

Ann Reeves

Sarah Leigh \(0161 923 6398\), General Medical Council

Dear Ms Reeves

Information request - F11/3706/EH

Thank you for your e-mail of 2 April 2011 in which you request
information in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

We will consider your request and you will normally receive the
information you seek within the 20 working day limit set by the FOIA.

The FOIA lists a number of exemptions that may prevent the release of
part, or all, of the information that you have requested. We will make
an assessment of the requested information and if it is subject to an
exemption you will be informed of this, together with details of your
right of appeal.

Your request has been allocated to Elizabeth Hiley. If you have any
queries please contact Ms Hiley on 0161 923 6314 or email
[email address].

Yours sincerely

Sarah Leigh
Information Access Team Administrator
0161 923 6398
[email address]

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Elizabeth Hiley \(0161 923 6314\), General Medical Council

Dear Mrs Reeves

Thank you for your email. Your request has been considered in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I have reviewed the file held regarding the complaint you made in 2002
and can confirm that there is no record of the GMC having notified the
Police of your complaint. I should add that these papers have previously
been disclosed to you.

I am aware that since you submitted this request, you have received
further documentation relating to your late mother. I should therefore
also refer you to my colleague Janet Mauldridge's email and attachments
of 12 April 2011.

If you have any concerns regarding the handling of this request please
contact Julian Graves, Information Access Manager, at
[email address].

Yours sincerely

Elizabeth Hiley
Information Access Officer
Tel no: 0161 923 6314
Email: [email address]

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Dear Elizabeth Hiley (0161 923 6314),

I am most grateful for you clarifying that the GMC did not inform the Police of the grave concerns this family had over Dr Jane Barton and the death of our Mother. It is still a great concern why the GMC did not do so as they were aware of the Police investigation against her in 1998 but this family did not!

It is further concerning in light of the seriousness of the death of our Mother and that this case was fast tracked to the CPS by Hampshire Police.

Thank you for pointing out and reminding me of the data that I have already receive from the GMC but from experience it is not always the case that everything is disclosed upon request...fact. Further this data has taken the GMC some months to do so and we are still waiting for other disclosures, I wonder why? Dr Jane Barton is retired and the GMC have grated her V.E. she is free to live her life as she wishes while we the families are still waiting for answers.

Yes, Ms Hiley as as you rightly state I have my DPA. I can see for myself the reaction from the GMC to Hampshire Police when they knew this case was in their hands, it all seems rather sinister to us.

Please inform me, which body did the GMC first get notice over the concerns of Elsie Devine's death in November 1999 at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital and what date?

Thanking you for your assistance

Regards

Ann Reeves

Sarah Leigh \(0161 923 6398\), General Medical Council

Dear Ms Reeves

Information request - F11/3774/CB

Thank you for your e-mail of 5 May 2011. We will deal with your new
request in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (FOIA) and you will normally receive the information you seek
within the 20 working day limit set by the Act.

The FOIA lists a number of exemptions that may prevent the release of
part, or all, of the information that you have requested. We will make
an assessment of the requested information and if it is subject to an
exemption you will be informed of this, together with details of your
right of appeal.

Your request has been allocated to Courtney Brucato. If you have any
queries please contact Ms Brucato on 0161 923 6692 or email
[email address].

Yours sincerely

Sarah Leigh
Information Access Team Administrator
0161 923 6398
[email address]

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Courtney Brucato \(0161 923 6692\), General Medical Council

Our Reference: F11/3774/CB

Dear Mrs Reeves

Thank you for your email of 5 May 2011. As detailed in our acknowledgement
email, I have considered your request in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

The GMC was first informed of Elsie Devine's death when we received a
complaint from you dated 26 February 2002. I understand that a copy of
these case papers have previously been disclosed to you.

I hope you find this information useful.

If you have any concerns regarding the handling of this request please
contact Julian Graves, Information Access Manager, at
[1][email address].

Yours sincerely,

Courtney Brucato

Information Access Officer

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Dear Courtney Brucato (0161 923 6692),

Thank you for your response we are most grateful and yes we do find the information most useful!

Yours sincerely,

Ann Reeves