Information on Stephen Jeremy Krikler, GMC 2648556

h2q (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to General Medical Council

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The request was refused by General Medical Council.

h2q (Account suspended)

Dear General Medical Council,

I will want to ask whether Stephen Jeremy Krikler, GMC 2648556 was the subject of Fitness to Practice proceedings. I will also want complete disclosure of the said proceedings. I will also want to ask why this doctor’s disciplinary history is[potentially defamatory material removed]

Yours faithfully,

h2q

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FOI, General Medical Council

Thank you for your email dated 9th August 2020.

So that we can consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) please provide your true name. For a request to be valid, section 8(1)(b) of the FOIA requires that a request for information must include the name of the applicant. Until we have received this information we won’t consider your request.
If you have any queries about this, please contact me on the email below.

Yours sincerely,

Louis Schofield

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h2q (Account suspended)

Dear FOI,

My name is C Nazareth,

Yours sincerely,

h2q

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Dear Mr Nazareth,

 

Your information request - IR1-2770313311

Thank you for your email dated 9th August 2020, in which you ask for
whether Stephen Jeremy Krikler, GMC  2648556 was the subject of Fitness to
Practice proceedings. Your request has been passed to the Information
Access Team for us to respond to.

How we will consider your request

We’re going to consider your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (FOIA). The FOIA gives us 20 working days to respond, but we’ll come
back to you as soon as we can.

Who to contact

Mark Ellen will be handling your request. If you have any questions you
can contact him via email at [email address].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Louis Schofield

 

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Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347), General Medical Council

Dear C Nazareth

 

Reference IR1-2770313311

 

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 9 August 2020, below. I have now considered
your request in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

We are able to provide information about whether a doctor has any warnings
or restrictions on their GMC registration. We are also able to provide
information in relation to any publicly available Medical Practitioners
Tribunal (MPT) hearings in line with our publication and disclosure
policy. However, we cannot provide details of whether or not a doctor has
received any other complaints.

 

Publicly available information about a doctor’s registration is on our
List of Registered Medical Practitioners (LRMP), which can be found on our
website at [1]www.gmc-uk.org. 

 

The LRMP lets you check a doctor’s registration status and publicly
available information about their fitness to practise history.

 

Dr Krikler has not been the subject of any publicly available MPT
hearings. Information about Medical Practitioners Tribunals (MPT) can be
found here:

[2]https://www.mpts-uk.org/hearing/medical_...

 

I am not able to confirm whether or not Dr Krikler has any complaints on
his record. We believe it’s reasonable for doctors and complainants to
expect that complaints will be treated as confidential. If a case
progresses to a public hearing, or the doctor receives a sanction on their
registration, certain information may be made publicly available by the
GMC. Otherwise the information is treated as the confidential personal
data of the doctor and other parties involved. I’ve given details of the
exemption under the FOIA which applies below.

 

The exemption

 

Section 40(5B)(a)(i) of the FOIA applies where the information, if held,
would be the personal data of a third party and where confirming whether
it’s held would breach any of the principles relating to the processing of
personal data listed at Article 5 of the GDPR.  I believe that to publicly
confirm or deny whether we hold the information would breach the first
principle, which requires that the processing of personal data is fair,
lawful and transparent. I do not believe that any of the legal bases for
processing listed at Article 6 of the GDPR are met and therefore giving
you the information would be unlawful.

 

Your right to appeal

 

You can appeal against the refusal aspect of this decision. If you want to
appeal, please set out your reasons and email [3][GMC request email]  If such
an appeal were unsuccessful you would have the right of a further appeal
to the Information Commissioner, the regulator of the FOIA –  we will
provide more details about this further right of appeal if applicable.

 

Finally, you ask why Dr Krikler’s history ‘is being concealed by the GMC’.
In the light of the FOI exemption that I cite above, I can’t comment on
that. What I can do you is to refer you to our Publication and Disclosure
Policy, linked here:
[4]https://www.gmc-uk.org/-/media/documents...

 

 

 

Kind regards

Mark 

 

 

 

Mark Ellen

Information Access Team

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester  M3 3AW

Direct Line: 0161 923 6347

 

 

 

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h2q (Account suspended)

Dear Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347),

1. I asked you about Stephen Krikler’s FTP history but you refused the disclosure which should be in the public domain.

2. I asked you specifically about whether Stephen Krikler was [potentially defamatory material removed]

3. You are quoting a post-dated disclosure policy to hide [potentially defamatory material removed] that cannot apply in retrospect to hearings already concluded. This is instructive about your dishonesty & abuse of process.

4. Moreover you continue to mislead to the following exemption that you quoted in your other reply

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...
‘Section 40(5B)(a)(i) of the FOIA applies where the information, if held,
would be the personal data of a third party and where confirming whether
it’s held would breach any of the principles relating to the processing of
personal data listed at Article 5 of the GDPR. I believe that to publicly
confirm or deny whether we hold the information would breach the first
principle, which requires that the processing of personal data is fair,
lawful and transparent. I do not believe that any of the legal bases for
processing listed at Article 6 of the GDPR are met and therefore giving
you the information would be unlawful.’

When the same may or may not apply. You want to go through the motions of reviewing your perverse decision by pretending that I am questioning the statutory exemption when I am not as yet. Please reply to the questions I have raised first.

Yours sincerely,

h2q

h2q (Account suspended)

Dear Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347),

Are you still on holiday?

Yours sincerely,

h2q

h2q (Account suspended)

Dear General Medical Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of General Medical Council's handling of my FOI request 'Information on Stephen Jeremy Krikler, GMC 2648556'.

"Complaints, restrictions, sanctions against & erasure of Stephen Krikler."

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

Yours faithfully,

h2q

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reduced capacity. It may therefore take us longer to respond to your
correspondence. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but we’ll get
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In the meantime, if you want any further information about the GMC, please
visit our website.

 

Thank you

 

Information access team

General Medical Council

Email: [GMC request email]

Telephone: 0161 923 6365

Working with doctors Working for patients

The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical
education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and
doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and
take action when they are not met.

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h2q (Account suspended)

Dear General Medical Council,

I reserve the right to complain to the ICO if you do not acknowledge my complaint,

Yours faithfully,

h2q