Dear General Medical Council,
Please could you supply a copy of the minutes of the Council meeting where the GMC Council make the decision to appeal (under section 40A of the Medical Act 1983 as amended) the decision of the MPT in the case of Dr Bawa-Garba.
Please also provide a copy of the agenda and the papers for that meeting.
If these are already available on your website, then please provide the date of the Council meeting or a link to the documents on your website.
Peter C. Bell
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Dear Mr Bell
Your information request - F18/9346/SW
Thank you for your email dated 26 January 2018.
I’m sorry for the delay in acknowledging your request. This is due to a
significant amount of requests being received.
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2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond, but we’ll come
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Dear Mr Bell,
Thank you for your email of 26 January 2018. I’ve considered your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Since 2004 neither the Chair of the GMC nor Council Members has played any
role in individual decisions around fitness to practice investigations, or
whether to appeal against tribunal decisions. As reported by the Health
Service Journal on 6 February 2018, it was our Chief Executive who made
the decision to appeal the determination reached by the Medical
Practitioners Tribunal in June 2017 with regards to the case of Dr Hadiza
Accordingly, we do not hold any Council meeting minutes which relates to
I hope you find this information useful. If you have any queries about
this, or need anything further, please contact me on the details below.
Information Access Officer
Resources & Quality Assurance Directorate