FTP Panel knowledge of use of under-guise investigations/operations by the GDC

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Dominic O'Hooley

Dear General Dental Council,

Regarding under-guise investigations/operations sanctioned by the GDC, either carried out internally or via external operators/companies, please answer the following questions:

1 - Were the FTP Panelist group briefed about the use of these investigations as a general occasional GDC tactic? If they were, was this prior or after the use was sanctioned by the senior GDC team?

2 - For individual FTP investigations, please divulge any/all occasions where FTP panelists expressed their formal disapproval of the use of under-guise investigations/operations by the GDC. Please also divulge the GDC response to these concerns if they did arise.

3 - Please divulge any/all occasions where FTP panelists resigned or asked to not hear a case where under-guise investigations/operations were part of said case and the reasons for the panelist issues related to said investigations/operations.

Yours faithfully,

Dominic O'Hooley

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Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

Dear Mr O'Hooley,

Thank you for your request for information, regarding FTP Panel knowledge of use of under-guise investigations/operations by the GDC.

Your request was received on 8 April 2021 and has been allocated to the Information Governance team to provide a response. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the FOI Act’).

The GDC will process your request promptly, however, please note the FOI Act allows public authorities (the GDC) up to 20 working days to provide a response – the statutory deadline is therefore 7 May 2021.

Kind Regards

Billy Doherty | Information Officer, Information Governance
General Dental Council | 1, Colmore Square | Birmingham | B4 6HQ
Telephone: 01217520071
Email: [General Dental Council request email]
Web: www.gdc-uk.org

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Dear Mr O’Hooley

 

Please find attached the GDC response to your information request dated 8
April 2021.

 

Regards

 

Colin Lench

Deputy Information Governance Manager &

Data Protection Officer

General Dental Council

 

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undisputed invoice. In order to minimise delays to payment, please ensure
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Dominic O'Hooley

Dear General Dental Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of General Dental Council's handling of my FOI request 'FTP Panel knowledge of use of under-guise investigations/operations by the GDC'.

I do not accept that the GDC holds no records on these matters. I would refer you to the 3000 boxes of files that you hold and urge you to get a proper handle on what they contain. It is simply not plausible that the chairperson and/or other members of the GDC senior team did not get briefed on these issues and for these to be disclosed to FTP panelists. A serious legal challenge to the legality of said actions has only served to highlight the high risk nature of the under-guise investigatory path and I do not accept that no records exist of its approval and dissemination to relevant internal parties.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Dominic O'Hooley

Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

 

Thank you for your message, which has been received by the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Team at the General Dental Council.

 

We aim to acknowledge official requests for information individually.
Please note however, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act you
will receive a response to any FOI request within 20 working days, the
first day being the working day following our receipt of your query. Any
request under the Data Protection Act will be answered within 30 calendar
days, the first day being the same day as receipt of your query.

 

In either case, we will respond as soon as possible.

 

Any query sent to this e mail address which does not relate to FOI or Data
Protection will be forwarded to the relevant team for response.

 

Thank you for contacting the General Dental Council.

 

Information Governance Team

General Dental Council

Email. [1][General Dental Council request email]

Web: [2]www.gdc-uk.org 

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recipient, or the message contains information relating to a third party
apparently included in error, please do not review, re transmit, share,
disclose, print, store or take any action in reliance on its contents in
any way whatsoever.

If you receive this email in error, please contact the sender on telephone
number (GDC) 020 7167 6000 or (DCS) 020 8253 0800, delete the material
from any computer and destroy any copies made.

Communications transmitted over the Internet are not always secure. The
process of transmission may have infected the message and its contents
with a computer virus or other malware. The General Dental Council will
not accept any responsibility whatsoever for damage caused to the
recipient's computer systems when the message or contents are opened.

DATA PROTECTION: Information about how the GDC will use and share the
information you give us, can be found in the privacy notice on our website
[7]gdc-uk.org/privacy

SUPPLIERS: The GDC’s standard payment terms are 30 days from receipt of
undisputed invoice. In order to minimise delays to payment, please ensure
that you quote the GDC’s official Purchase Order number on all your
invoices.

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Registered office: General Dental Council, 37 Wimpole St, London, W1G 8DQ.

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Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

Dear Mr O'Hooley,

On behalf of the GDC’s Executive Director, Legal and Governance, I acknowledge receipt of your request that the GDC conducts an Internal Review of how we dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act for information relating to FTP Panel knowledge of use of under-guise investigations/operations by the GDC.

The Executive Director, Legal and Governance will conduct the FOI Internal Review within 20 working days (i.e. excluding weekends and bank holidays) – therefore, the date by which the GDC anticipates you should receive a response is the 7 June 2021.

Kind Regards

Billy Doherty | Information Officer, Information Governance
General Dental Council | 1, Colmore Square | Birmingham | B4 6HQ
Telephone: 01217520071
Email: [General Dental Council request email]
Web: www.gdc-uk.org

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Dear Mr O'Hooley,

Please find attached the GDC’s internal review of your FOI Act request.

Kind Regards

Billy Doherty | Information Officer, Information Governance
General Dental Council | 1, Colmore Square | Birmingham | B4 6HQ
Telephone: 01217520071
Email: [General Dental Council request email]
Web: www.gdc-uk.org

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