Supervised Neglect cases

C Shah made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to General Dental Council

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Dear General Dental Council,

In the 2016 Times Investigation into supervised neglect by dentists (The Great Dental Rip Off https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-g...), the Department of Health said that “If a dentist was found to be needlessly removing teeth this would be a matter for the General Dental Council.”

Please confirm:
1. The number of complaints received by the GDC of "supervised neglect" by dentists since 2006;
2. The number of such complaints that have been investigated by the GDC;
3. The number of such complaints that resulted in disciplinary action by the GDC against the dentists;
4. The outcome of such disciplinary action.

Yours faithfully,

C Shah

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Ahmed Bin Khasru, General Dental Council

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Dear C Shah,

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding:

 

1.         “The number of complaints received by the GDC of "supervised
neglect" by dentists since 2006;

2.         The number of such complaints that have been investigated by
the GDC;

3.         The number of such complaints that resulted in disciplinary
action by the GDC against the dentists;

4.         The outcome of such disciplinary action.”

 

Your request was received on 16 September 2018 and has been allocated to
the GDC’s Project Management Office team to provide a response. We are
dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(‘the FOI Act’).

 

The GDC will process your request as promptly as possible, however, please
note the FOI Act allows public authorities (the GDC) up to 20 working days
to provide a response – the statutory deadline is therefore 15 October
2018.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ahmed J Bin Khasru

Management Information Officer

General Dental Council

 

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Henry Lewis, General Dental Council

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Dear C. Shah,

 

Thank you for your information request of 16 September 2018.

 

o “ The number of complaints received by the GDC of "supervised neglect"
by dentists since 2006;
o  The number of such complaints that have been investigated by the GDC;
o  The number of such complaints that resulted in disciplinary action by
the GDC against the dentists;
o The outcome of such disciplinary action.”

 

We have considered your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(“the FOI Act”).

 

Please find attached a copy of our response.

 

If you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to
contact us.

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Henry Lewis

Business Intelligence Manager

General Dental Council

 

Phone: 020 7167 6175

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