Fabrication of Medical Records

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Name removed 30 November 2012 (Account suspended)

Dear General Medical Council,

Please will you confirm whether a GP fabricating a patient's medical records (who may have also tried by dishonest means to prevent the same patient receiving copies of the medical records in question) would by regraded as a criminal offence?

There is a reference on the Internet that states that this to deliberately fabricate a patient's medical history would be regraded as a criminal offence, but I would like clarification on this issue please.

How my GP's have been struck off (or penalized and in what way(s) for the fabrication of medical records within the last year?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Ms M Jackson

Name removed 30 November 2012 (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Apologies - I meant regarded not regraded.

Name removed 30 November 2012 (Account suspended)

Dear General Medical Council,

I apologize my request should have read how many GP's - not how my GPs.

Ms M Jackson

FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Ms Jackson

Your information request: F12/4877/LG

Thank you for your email of 26 August asking for information about the fabrication of medical records.

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 Louise Gormley. If you have any questions, please contact her on 0161 923 6311 or email [email address].

Yours sincerely

Samantha Cordon
Information Access Administrator
0161 923 6286
[email address]

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
M3 3AW

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Louise Gormley (0161 923 6311), General Medical Council

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Our reference: F12/4877/LG


Dear Ms Jackson


Thank you for your email dated 26 August 2012, in which you request
information and advice about doctors fabricating a patient's medical
record, you have requested this information in accordance with the access
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).


I should begin by explaining that part of your request is not a request
for recorded information rather it is seeking advice, and as such the
information is not held.


In response to your request for information about action taken against
doctors fabricating medical records in the last year, I write to inform
you that I have carried out a search of our records and I have identified
72 closed cases in 2011 with allegations recorded in the following
allegation categories:


Clinical Care - Record Keeping - Improper alteration - med recs

Probity - Conduct - Improper alteration of records


I attach for you a table with a breakdown of the case outcomes and where
the case has been referred to a hearing, the hearing outcome. I would also
like to point out that a case can have multiple allegations.


I hope the attached information is useful.


If you have any queries or concerns regarding the processing of this
request please contact Julian Graves, Information Access Manager, at
[1][email address]


Kind regards


Louise Gormley

Information Access Officer
Registration Directorate
Direct Line: 0161 923 6311
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Website:    [3]www.gmc-uk.org
Address:    Information Access Team
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Name removed 30 November 2012 (Account suspended)

Dear Louise Gormley (0161 923 6311),

Thank you Louise for the information you have been able to give me.

Kind regards

Maxine Jackson

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