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Mr Gregory whall

Dear General Medical Council,

I would like a comprehensive list of all uk doctors and medical
professionals suspended or had their license revoked in 2019/20
and reasons for the disciplinary action

Yours faithfully,

J. Whall

FOI, General Medical Council

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FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Mr Whall,

 

Your information request – IR1-2684302421

Thank you for your email dated 2 May, in which you ask for a list of all
UK doctors and medical professionals suspended or had their license
revoked in 2019/20 and reasons for the disciplinary action.

 

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

Sadie Jones will be handling your request. If you have any questions you
can contact her via email at [1][email address].

 

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic outbreak we are currently operating at
reduced capacity. It may therefore take us longer to respond to your
request. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lauren Barrowcliffe
Information Access Team Assistant

 

[2][email address]

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AW

 

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S. Ali left an annotation ()

In response to the below and in relation to the above, information is already within the public domain.

"Hi! We need your help. The person who made the following request hasn't told us whether or not it was successful. Would you mind taking a moment to read it and help us keep the place tidy for everyone? Thanks"

Sadie Jones (0161 250 6889), General Medical Council

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Dear Mr Whall

 

Your information access request – IR1-2684302421

 

Thank you for your email dated 2 May asking for a list of all doctors who
have either been suspended or erased from the GMC register for fitness to
practice reasons. I’ve considered your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). I am sorry for the delay in my response and
any inconvenience this may have caused you.

 

I have attached a list of doctors who have received a suspension (as a
final sanction) or erasure from the GMC register for fitness to practice
reasons between 1 January 2019 and 30 April 2020. We would only revoke a
doctor’s licence to practise for disciplinary reasons if their
registration was suspended or erased. This list does not include interim
suspensions (while an investigation is ongoing) or immediate (during the
appeal period after a final sanction has been imposed). Please note that
it is possible that some of these doctors may no longer hold registration
or a licence to practise.

 

The names of some doctors who received sanctions within this time period
have not been included. This is because we only publish details in line
with the time limits set out in our disclosure policy- please find it
here:
[1]https://www.gmc-uk.org/-/media/documents...

 

I have not provided information relating to the reasons for the sanction
imposed as the information is already publicly available on the doctors
record on GMC [2]online medical register, using the reference numbers
provided, or on the [3]MPTS hearing and decisions page. As this is already
publicly available, there’s an exemption under the FOIA which applies –
details about this are given below. In relation to the names and details
of doctors whose details are no longer published, we consider S40(2) of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to apply and the information is
exempt.

 

The exemption

 

Section 21

 

This exemption applies where the information is already reasonably
accessible to the requester, even where a charge may be applicable.

 

Section 40(2), by virtue of section 40(3)(a)(i)

 

This exemption applies where the information is the personal data of a
third party and where releasing the information would breach any principle
of the DPA. In this instance disclosure would breach the first principle
of the DPA, which requires the processing of information to be 'fair and
lawful'. I believe the conditions in Schedule 2 of the DPA, which are
about the processing of personal information, are not met and therefore
giving you the information would be unlawful.

 

Your right of appeal

 

Even though I’ve provided you with details of where to find the
information, I still need to mention that you can appeal my decision to
apply the above exemption. You can appeal against this decision to the
Information Access Manager.  If you would like to appeal this decision
please set out your reasons in writing to [4][GMC request email]. Please note
that we will only usually consider appeals received within 40 working days
of our response. You can also appeal to the [5]Information Commissioner,
the regulator of the FOIA and DPA.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Sadie Jones

Information Access Officer

[6][email address]

0161 250 6889

 

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AW

 

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J Roberts left an annotation ()

The list is interesting for who it does not include: For example:

MohamedEL-GHANNAM, also known as Dr SHAKER GMC ref. 5166258 (warning) (hearing date 12/2/20) who grabbed a midwife's hair; slapped her on the back and indicated to her that he wanted a kiss:

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

Michael John Cooke GMC ref. 2656733 (indefinite suspension) hearing date: 5/2/20

Failed to attend a performance assessment:

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

Dr Aleem AHMED GMC ref. 7073986 (warning) (hearing date 31/1/20) who falisified a certificate which indicated he had received training he had not:

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

Dr Imrana PUTTAROO GMC. Ref. 7490923 (warning) (hearing date 30 Jan 2020) who recorded an examination that had not taken place and later accused the patient concerned of either lying or being confused in an attempt to cover her tracks.

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

Dr Laszlo SZABO GMC ref. 6121521 (erasure)(hearing date 6 February 2020) whose failures placed patients at severe risk of harm and constituted serious misconduct:

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

Dr Naweed SATTAR GMC ref. 3657780 (not impaired) (hearing date 11/12.19) who punched Mr C in the face more than one time and assaulted Ms A and Ms B:

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

J Roberts left an annotation ()

Details of some of the suspensions:

Dr Colin GELDER GMC ref. 2922816 - Suspension, 2 months (18/10/19).

During a shift at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust on 1 September 2017 he squeezed Nurse A’s bottom whilst she undertook a ward round. His motive was sexual.

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

Asad Amin KHAN GMC ref. 6105228 - Suspension 1 month (3/10/19).

Provided himself with a bogus job reference.

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

Dr Pandeshwar GURURAJ GMC ref. 4684583 - Suspension, 9 months (26/9/19).

23 deliberate acts of dishonesty for financial gain in a period of just over two-years, 20 of which occurred in the twelve months before being discovered in February 2018.

https://www.mpts-uk.org/-/media/mpts-rod...

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