Dr Foster MLANGENI GMC ref. no. 3622681 - copy of MPT determination

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Dear General Medical Council,

Please send me full details of the MPT hearing concerning Dr Foster MLANGENI that concluded on 28 May 2021:

https://www.mpts-uk.org/hearings-and-dec...

'Dr Foster MLANGENI

Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing concluded
Outcome on impairment Impaired
Summary of outcome Suspension, 12 months
Type of case Non-compliance
Hearing date from 28 May 2021
Hearing date to 28 May 2021

Location of hearing

This was a virtual hearing. Contact us about observing a hearing

GMC reference number 3622681

Area of incident Germany

Decision

Full details of this hearing will be published shortly'

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Dear J Roberts,

Your information request – IR1-3155620454
Thank you for your email dated 28 July, in which you ask for the full details of the MPT hearing concerning Dr Foster MLANGENI that concluded on 28 May 2021.

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Henna Janghir (0161 923 6710), General Medical Council

Dear J Roberts

Your information request – IR1-3155620454

Thank you for your email dated 28 July requesting the full details of the MPT hearing concerning Dr Foster Mlangeni (GMC reference number 3622681) that concluded on 28 May 2021. I have considered your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

You can now access a copy of the full decision on the MPTS website here: https://www.mpts-uk.org/hearings-and-dec....

You can also find details of the hearing under the doctor's entry on the List of Registered Medical Practitioners (LRMP) website here: https://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/3622681.

I hope you find this information useful. If you have any further questions, please let me know. If you have any concerns about the way in which I have handled your request, please contact [GMC request email].

Yours sincerely

Henna Janghir
Information Access Officer

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW

Email: [email address]
Tel: 0161 923 6710
Website: www.gmc-uk.org

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J Roberts left an annotation ()

This case illustrates the difficulties faced by the GMC in obtaining information about doctors working overseas.

'2. On the 12 February 2019, the GMC received an International Market Information System (IMI) report Alert from Ms A at the Regional office for Health and Social Affairs, (Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales Berlin - LAGeSO). This alert stated that Dr Mlangeni had been prohibited from practice in Germany as of 23 October 2017 due to “Substantial reasons concerning the practice of the professional.”

4. On 28 February 2019, the GMC enquiries team sought to obtain further information from LAGeSO ... “...we are not allowed to fully respond to your enquiry in case of Mr Mlangeni for reasons related to German data protection law...please contact Mr Mlangeni personally to consult...”

6. The GMC wrote to Dr Mlangeni’s registered postal address on 16 April 2019...

This information was chased by the GMC many times (para 8).

12. On 8 January 2021, Dr Mlangeni emailed to the GMC and stated,

“I am 65 years old and worked as doctor since 1986. I had no problems at all until an anonymous patient wrote something on social media causing a lot of problems as it is a trend (in such cases in social media) to follow suit. I can sincerely say that I worked with integrity all my life. Although I plead for leniency, I leave it to the commission to decide how to proceed and will accept whatever decision is made.”

31. The Tribunal determined that Dr Mlangeni could have provided the GMC with the decision of LAGeSO and has elected not to do so. Therefore, the Tribunal determined there is no evidence that Dr Mlangeni had a good reason for his failure to comply with the GMC direction.'