Dear General Medical Council,

please could you clarify that:

You have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM WITH:

A psychiatrist writing a report stating a patient was perfectly sane, and can face criminal charges, when actually they were certified as lacking capacity and making repeated suicide attempts due to court proceedings? and that this resulted in that patient being imprisoned.

Yours faithfully,

E Storey

FOI, General Medical Council

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FOI, General Medical Council

Dear E Storey,

Your information request - IR1-2507652912
Thank you for your email dated 13 November, in which you ask for the
below:

please could you clarify that you have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM WITH:

 

o A psychiatrist writing a report stating a patient was perfectly sane,
and can face criminal charges, when actually they were certified as
lacking capacity and making repeated suicide attempts due to court
proceedings? and that this resulted in that patient being imprisoned.

How we will consider your request

You’ve asked that we 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

Christine Abdy will be handling your request. If you have any questions
you can call her on 0161 923 6421 or email her at
[1][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lauren Barrowcliffe
Information Access Team Assistant

 

[2][email address]

0161 240 8356

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AW

 

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Christine Abdy (0161 923 6421), General Medical Council

Dear E Storey

 

Your information request - IR1-2507652912

We have considered your request of 13 November under the Freedom of
Information Act 200 (FOIA).

 

The FOIA provides the right to a copy of recorded information held by a
public authority (except where there is an exemption).   However we cannot
give a view, under the FOIA, on a particular set of circumstances or the
actions of an individual doctor.  

 

It may be helpful for you to refer to Good Medical Practice on the GMC
website
[1]www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance/ethical-guidance-for-doctors/good-medical-practice
which sets out the principles of conduct that we expect of registered
doctors.   A complaint to the GMC about a doctor can be made via this
link:  [2]https://www.gmc-uk.org/concerns/raise-a-...

 

I’m sorry that I am unable to answer your question.  If you have any
queries about the handling of this request please write to
[3][GMC request email].

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Christine Abdy

Information Access Officer

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester   M3 3AW

 

 

 

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 14 November 2019 11:58
To: '[FOI #619286 email]'
<[FOI #619286 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Please answer publically!

 

Dear E Storey,

Your information request - IR1-2507652912
Thank you for your email dated 13 November, in which you ask for the
below:

please could you clarify that you have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM WITH:

 

o A psychiatrist writing a report stating a patient was perfectly sane,
and can face criminal charges, when actually they were certified as
lacking capacity and making repeated suicide attempts due to court
proceedings? and that this resulted in that patient being imprisoned.

How we will consider your request

You’ve asked that we 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

Christine Abdy will be handling your request. If you have any questions
you can call her on 0161 923 6421 or email her at
[4][email address].

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lauren Barrowcliffe
Information Access Team Assistant

 

[5][email address]

0161 240 8356

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AW

 

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