Local trust disciplinary processes and GMC referrals by ethnicity

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Dear East London NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to know the following:

1. How many doctors in the last 5 years have been placed under a formal Trust disciplinary process? If the full timeframe is not available, or data held for a different timeframe, please provide what is available.
2. How many doctors in the last 5 years have been referred to the General Medical Council? If the full timeframe is not available, or data held for a different timeframe, please provide what is available.
3. What proportion of these local disciplinaries and GMC referrals of doctors are made up of people of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities (BAME)? I am happy to receive raw numbers or a proportion of total referrals for each.

Any format of data is acceptable - though Excel or CSV may be most appropriate.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Matthew Kneale

FOI (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

Information Governance Department
Charter House
7 Alma Street
Luton
LU1 2PJ
Email: [East London NHS Foundation Trust request email]

Our Ref: FOI DA4245

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East London NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Kneale,

 

Please find attached the Trust’s response to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Lara Cousens

Information Governance Manager – Information Rights

FOI Team
East London NHS Foundation Trust

 

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