Dear General Medical Council,

This is the request under FOIA 2000:

Of how many doctors do you currently state the following on your website under “view information for Employers”

1.This person has been suspended from the medical register and may not practise as a doctor in the UK ?

2. This person is not on the Medical Register and may not practise as a doctor in the UK?

Yours faithfully,

Dr Pieter Jooste

FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Dr Jooste

Your information request - F12/4305/LG

Thank you for your email of 13 January 2012 asking for information under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

We will consider your request and give you the information as soon as we
can, 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

Sarah Leigh
Information Access Team Administrator
0161 923 6398
[email address]

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW

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Louise Gormley \(0161 923 6311\), General Medical Council

Our reference: F12/4305/LG

 

Dear Dr Jooste

 

Thank you for your email dated 13 January 2012 in which you request the
number of doctors who have the following statements on their LRMP Entry:
This person has been suspended from the medical register and may not
practise as a doctor in the UK or This person is not on the Medical
Register and may not practise as a doctor in the UK.

 

In response to your request I confirm the numbers are as follows:

 

This person has been suspended from the medical register and may not
practise as a doctor in the UK – 424 doctors (This statement relates to
those with a registration status of ‘Suspended – fitness to practise’.)

 

This person is not on the Medical Register and may not practise as a
doctor in the UK – 93,986 doctors (This statement refers to those doctors
with an Erased status, so for example: Erased disciplinary reasons, Erased
non-effective address, Erased voluntary removal of name etc…)

 

Please note the above figures are correct as at 24 January 2012.

 

I do hope the above information is useful.

 

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

 

Kind regards

 

Louise Gormley

Information Access Officer
Registration Directorate
 
Direct Line: 0161 923 6311
Email:        lgormley@gmc-uk.org
Website:    [2]www.gmc-uk.org
Address:    Information Access Team
                 General Medical Council
                 3 Hardman Street

                 Manchester

                 M3 3AW

 

 

 

 

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Dear Louise Gormley (0161 923 6311),
Thank you for this information, which is highly useful as I was under the impression that these false statements, which opens the GMC up for Defamation Claims, was only referring to 790 doctors.

Having now confirmed that on 24 January 2012, you are knowingly publishing false information, which is defamatory, on 94,410 doctors, by name, that can result in financial loss to these doctors, please provide the doctors with details of your indemnity insurance for when they want to make claims?

Yours sincerely,

Pieter

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