Dr Subrata Saha.

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Dear General Medical Council,

Please provide information about Dr Subrata Saha (currently employed as a consultant in Gastro Enterology in Dumfries Royal Infirmary). This information should include:

1) GMC determinations.
2) Details of any Fitness to Practise Hearings held in the past 6 years.
3) Copy of GMC webpages in which he is mentioned.
4) Outcome of disciplinary hearings held in the past 6 years.

Yours faithfully,

Freesia

FOI, General Medical Council

Thank you for getting in touch.

 

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can with a further acknowledgement.
You’ll usually hear from us on the next working day, but it might take a
little longer during busy periods.

 

In the meantime, if you want any further information about the GMC, please
visit our website.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information access team

General Medical Council

Email: [GMC request email]

Telephone: 0161 923 6365

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FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Freesia

Your information request – F15/7813/LG 

Thank you for your email dated 10 December asking for information about Dr
Subrata Saha.

How we will consider your request 

We’re going to look at your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond but we’ll come
back to you as soon as we can.  

Who to contact  

Louise Gormley will be handling your request. If you have any questions
you can call her on 0161 923 6311 or email her at [1][email address]. 

Yours sincerely 

Miss Sadie Jones

Information Assistant

[2][email address]

0161 250 6889

 

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AW

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Dear FOI Information Assistant,

In my request under the Freedom of Information Act, I asked for information relating to the past 6 years. Could you please amend this to the past 10 years where the questions have specified a time period.

Yours sincerely,

Freesia

FOI, General Medical Council

Thank you for getting in touch.

 

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can with a further acknowledgement.
You’ll usually hear from us on the next working day, but it might take a
little longer during busy periods.

 

In the meantime, if you want any further information about the GMC, please
visit our website.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information access team

General Medical Council

Email: [GMC request email]

Telephone: 0161 923 6365

Working with doctors Working for patients

The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical
education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and
doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and
take action when they are not met.

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Louise Gormley (0161 923 6311), General Medical Council

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Our reference: F15/7813/LG

 

Dear Freesia

 

Thank you for your email dated 10 December 2015, in which you request
information about the Fitness to Practise history of Dr Subrata Saha (GMC
Number: 4457792). I’ve considered your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

In response to your request I write to inform you that publically
available information about a doctor’s registration is on our List of
Registered Medical Practitioners (LRMP), which can be found on our
website: [1]www.gmc-uk.org

 

The LRMP lets you check a doctor’s registration status and information
about a doctor’s fitness to practise history. I’ve attached a copy of Dr
Saha’s LRMP record which shows that he has no previous action on his
registration.

 

I can’t confirm whether we hold information about any other complaints
regarding Dr Saha because it would breach the Data Protection Act 1998
(DPA) to do so.

 

To explain, we believe it’s reasonable for doctors and complainants to
expect that complaints will be treated as confidential. If a case
progresses to a public hearing, or the doctor receives a sanction on their
registration, certain information may be made publicly available by the
GMC. Otherwise the information is treated as the confidential personal
data of the doctor and other parties involved. I’ve given details of the
exemption under the FOIA which applies below.

 

The exemption

 

Section 40(5)(b)(i) of the FOIA applies where the information, if held,
would be the personal data of a third party and where confirming whether
it’s held would breach any principle of the DPA.  I believe that to
publicly confirm or deny whether we hold the information would breach the
first principle of the DPA, which requires that the processing of personal
data is fair and lawful. I believe the conditions in Schedule 2 of the
DPA, which are about the processing of personal information, are not met
and therefore giving you the information would be unlawful.

 

Your right to appeal

 

I'm sorry I couldn’t provide all the information you requested. You can
appeal against this decision to Julian Graves, Information Access Manager.
 If you want to appeal, please set out your reasons and email
[2][email address]

 

You can also appeal to the Information Commissioner, the regulator of the
FOIA – we can provide more details about this if you need them.

 

Kind regards

 

Louise Gormley

Information Access Officer
Resources and Quality Assurance Directorate
 
Direct Line: 0161 923 6311
Email:        [3][email address]
Website:    [4]www.gmc-uk.org
Address:    Information Access Team
                 General Medical Council
                 3 Hardman Street

                 Manchester

                 M3 3AW

 

Working with doctors Working for patients

The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical
education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and
doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and
take action when they are not met.

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