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Paedophile neurosurgeon Richard VAN GRONINGEN (4256630)

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Dear General Medical Council,

I'll not describe the sickening stash of material the Mail is reporting Dr Van Groningen was caught with, and I suggest you don't look any further. Suffice to say that it included 114 category A images and 230 pieces of 'extreme material':

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...

I note from your website that at a hearing on 23 June 2020 it was decided to maintain his suspension:

https://www.mpts-uk.org/hearings-and-dec...

In the Mail article, a spokesperson for the Trust where he worked said:

'As soon as we were alerted to this police investigation, we immediately restricted Dr Van Groningen's practice and notified the General Medical Council (GMC).'

1. Please provide the date on which you were notified by the Trust about Van Groningen; and

2. Please also provide details of any action you took in response to the information received.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

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Dear J Roberts,

 

Your information request – IR1-2758606598

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in relation to Dr Van Groningen restriction and when we were notified from
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