Dr Robert Lambert-Simpson

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Dear Health and Care Professions Council

Please can you disclose an electronic copy of the transcript of the fitness to practise proceedings' final hearing for Dr Robert Lambert-Simpson, which was held on 25-29 July 2022.

Yours faithfully
G Kanter-Webber

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Our Ref. FR07999

 

 

Dear G Kanter-Webber

 

Thank you for your email of 31 March 2023, in which you ask for a copy of
the transcript for a fitness to practise final hearing.

 

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Written transcripts are not routinely produced for all fitness to practise
hearings. They are prepared by an outside provider. In accordance with our
[1]FOI policy  we are not required to process requests for transcripts
that we do not already hold if the cost of producing the transcript
exceeds the cost limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, for the Health and Care Professions Council that is £450.

 

We do not currently hold a copy of the written transcript of this final
hearing. The transcript quote we have received for this final hearing is
£984.00. This exceeds the statutory cost limit. Please do let us know if
you wish to proceed with a request for the transcript of this hearing,
which we will process once payment has been received.

 

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Health and Care Professions Council

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London

SE11 4BU

 

Email: [2][email address]

 

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you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

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Cheshire

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Freedom of Information

 

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G Kanter-Webber

Dear FOI

Thanks for your reply. If you don’t hold a transcript then presumably you hold an audio recording, which I hereby request.

Yours sincerely
G Kanter-Webber

FOI, Health and Care Professions Council

Dear G Kanter-Webber

 

Thank you for your email of 4 April 2023.

 

We are treating this as a request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA).

 

We will deal with your request as promptly as possible and at the latest,
within 20 working days of receiving it, as required by the FOIA. If you
have any queries about your request, please do contact us using this email
address.

 

The reference number for your request is FR08003.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 - 186 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4BU

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Our Ref. FR08003

 

 

Dear G Kanter-Webber

 

Thank you for your email of 4 April 2023.

 

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA).

 

Further to our email sent to you on 4 April 2023, when we advised that we
do not hold a copy of the written transcript of this final hearing, please
accept our apologies but this was incorrect. In another search of the
records held for this case we have found that we do hold the written
transcript, please find a copy of this attached.

 

Some parts of the hearing were heard in private. We are unable to release
to you the transcript for the parts of the hearing that were heard in
private. This is because we consider that the exemption in Section 40(2)
of the FOIA applies. I have set out below the exemption cited in more
detail to assist you to understand our position on disclosure.

 

Section 40

 

The exemption in Section 40(2) applies to personal data which relates to a
third party. Disclosure of this information would breach the principles of
data protection set out in Article 5(1) of the UK General Data Protection
Regulation (UK GDPR), in particular principle (a) that personal data
should be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. The
individuals involved would not reasonably expect that we would further
disclose the transcripts of the matters discussed in private for
non-regulatory purposes. If the HCPC were to do so it would be unfair
processing, and this would not be lawful.

 

Once again, please accept our apologies for this error.

 

Internal review

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review
requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of
the response to your original request and should be addressed to:

 

Governance Department

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House

184 - 186 Kennington Park Road

London

SE11 4BU

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information

 

Health and Care Professions Council

Park House, 184 - 186 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4BU

[3]www.hcpc-uk.org

 

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