Grievance and discipline procedure

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Dear General Dental Council,

On reading the GDC standards 2013, I notice that 8.4.2 gives very good advice with regards Whistle blowing. The press is making a lot of noise regarding the NHS punishing whistle blowers (as found by Sir Robert Francis QC), so i became curious, and my curiosity led to two questions:

1) Could I please have a copy of the GDC Grievance and Discipline policy/procedure as per the Employment Rights Act 1996 , and as per Annex A in the "Freedom to Speak Up" report
2) In the year 2013, how many GDC staff members raised concerns regarding the GDC, and of those how many subsequently found themselves facing disciplinary proceedings (I don't believe there will be any, and I wish to reassure myself that the GDC practices what it preaches)

Yours faithfully,

stephen hudson

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

Nadya Al-Kandari (020 7167 6269), General Dental Council

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Dear Mr Hudson

I am writing further to your request for information which I confirm has
been considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For clarity I
am copying your questions below, with our responses.

1. Could I please have a copy of the GDC Grievance and Disciplinary
policy/procedure as per the Employment Rights Act 1996, and as per Annex A
in the “Freedom to Speak Up” report.

Please find attached a copy of the GDC’s Grievance and Disciplinary
policy. 

2. In the year 2013, how may GDC staff members raised concerns regarding
the GDC, and of those how many subsequently found themselves facing
disciplinary proceedings.

I can confirm that in 2013, 5 staff members raised a grievance, none of
which subsequently found themselves facing disciplinary proceedings. 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Nadya Al-Kandari
HR Advisor

General Dental Council

 

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