Freemasonry and General Medical Council

Phil Collyer 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.

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Dear General Medical Council,

Does the Council, including the monitoring/compliance officer hold any recorded information to show whether there are any freemasons as Councillors or staff in the council?

Does the Council hold any recorded information whether masonry is compatible or not with the Nolan principles of public life for the Council?

Could you send me the functions, job description and statutory responsibilities for the Council monitoring/compliance officer if any?

Does this officer have any other titles in the council?

Has the council got a Local Code for Corporate Governance or does this nor apply?

Are Councillors and staff asked to declare their
membership of the freemasons or do any so voluntarily, and are there any minuted discussions of whether freemasonry should be declared have ever taken place?

Yours faithfully,

Phil Collyer

FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Mr Collyer

Your information request F13/5717/JM

Thank you for your email asking for information about Freemasons who are
Council members or staff at the General Medical Council. 

We will look at your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA). We will give you the information as soon as possible, normally
within the 20 working-day limit set by the FOIA. 

Please note that there may be some information which we cannot release to
you under the FOIA. If this is the case, we will let you know why and
state the relevant exemptions given in the FOIA. We will also give you
information about how to appeal our decision.

I have allocated your request to Janet Mauldridge. If you have any
questions, please contact her on 0161 923 6324 or email
[email address].

Yours sincerely

Sadie Jones

Information Assistant

[email address]

0161 250 6889


General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street


M3 3AW



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Janet Mauldridge (0161 923 6324), General Medical Council

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Our ref: F13/5717/JM

Dear Mr Collyer

Please see attached response.

Yours sincerely

Janet Mauldridge
Information Access Officer
0161 923 6324
[email address]

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
M3 3AW

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Gadawodd Linda Kirby anodiad ()

Surely being a member of any group that may conflict with the job you are doing, should have to be noted by the company you work for.

If anyone is a member of this group, it should be noted.

Honesty and truth must be foremost.

Linda Kirby