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Mrs Caroline Taylor

Dear General Medical Council

I would ask that the following questions be answered as completely and fully as possible please:

1 Are there any occasions when a Consultant Psychiatrist may question a patient concerning their chosen faith.

2 Are there any occasions when a Consultant Psychiatrist may be able to detain a patient when there is no known indication of mental illness.

3 Are there any occasions when a Consultant Psychiatrist may be given authority to medicate someone whose medical history they do not know.

4 Are there any occasions when a Consultant Psychiatrist may be able to locate the background history of someone who is not willing to participate in providing the details.

5 Are there any occasions when a Consultant Psychiatrist can keep information from a patient which would be helpful to them.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Caroline Taylor

FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Mrs Taylor,

Your information request F12/4915/LG

Thank you for your email of 19 September 2012 asking for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

We will consider your request and give you the information as soon as we can, normally within the 20 working-day limit set by the FOIA.

Please note that there may be some information which we cannot release to you under the FOIA. If this is the case, we will let you know why and state the relevant exemptions given in the FOIA. We will also give you information about how to appeal our decision.

I have allocated your request to Louise Gormley. If you have any questions, please contact her on 0161 923 6311 or email [email address].

Kind regards,

Gayle Impey

Dr Gayle Impey
Information Access Team Administrator
General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AW
[email address]
0161 923 6286

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Louise Gormley (0161 923 6311), General Medical Council

Our reference: F12/4915/LG

 

Dear Mrs Taylor

 

Thank you for your email dated 19 September 2012, in which you request
information about Consultant Psychiatrists.

 

Your request is not a request for recorded information, but rather it
seeks advice on a number of hypothetical scenarios and therefore as per
section 1(1)(a) of FOIA we do not hold the information you have requested.

 

I refer you to our guidance on good practice which is available on our
website, this guidance describes what is expected of all doctors
registered with us. There is also a list of ethical guidance such as
'Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice', 'Duties of a Doctor registered
with the GMC' , 'Consent: patients and doctors making decision together'
which you may find useful, the link to the relevant webpage is as follows:

[1]http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/good_medi...

 

If you have queries or concerns regarding the processing of your request
please contact Julian Graves, Information Access Manager, at the address
at the bottom of this email, or email [2][email address]

 

Kind regards

 

Louise Gormley

Information Access Officer
Registration Directorate
 
Direct Line: 0161 923 6311
Email:        [3][email address]
Website:    [4]www.gmc-uk.org
Address:    Information Access Team
                 General Medical Council
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                 Manchester

                 M3 3AW

 

 

 

 

 

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