name removed 23 Oct 2012 (Account suspended)

Dear London Strategic Health Authority,

I request a list of Section 12 Doctors authorised to work in Oxleas, South London Healthcare NHS Trust, SLAM, Bromley PCT/NHS LONDON.

I have been unable to find a register of Section 12 Doctors even from the GMC or DH.

As a lay person, I am coming to you for your help, please.

Who is on the Panel of S12 Decision-makers please?
Is there a regular updating of skills for S12?
Who assesses the S12 Doctors?
What professional development is given / expected of S12 Doctors?
How do S12 Doctors satisfy the Panel that they remain fit to practise as S12 Doctors?
Is there a register of S12 Doctors who have been banned from practising as S12 Doctors? If so, could you please publish it here?

I am concerned that whereas there is TRANSPARENCY in the GMC Register of Practising Medical Doctors, there is no such seeming transparency regarding Mental Health legislation and the Doctors who implement the legislation as per S12 Doctors who give recommendations regarding Sectioning of people.

As this is a very serious issue of deprivation of liberty and deprivation of liberty safeguards, I believe it to be in the public interest for ALL S12 Doctors with a licence to practise as S12 Doctors in the UK should be on a national register freely searchable by ALL people at all time such as the automated tool on the GMC website.

I would be most grateful, therefore, if you can supply me with the list of S12 Doctors you employ, and any S12 Doctors who you have barred/banned/suspended,and the reason for barring/banning/ suspension.

Thank you very much for your help,

Yours sincerely,

[first name removed] [last name removed]

Freedom of Information (NHS London), London Strategic Health Authority

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Dear Ms [last name removed],

Please find attached a response to your request for information.

Regards

Kevin O'Flaherty
Directorate of Communications and Public Affairs

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name removed 23 Oct 2012 (Account suspended)

Dear Mr O'Flaherty,Freedom of Information (NHS London),

Thank you very much for your help. I do hope that Dr Tim Lambert is successful in his quest, which I am happy to endorse his excellent vision.

Please pass on my gratitude to him.

With best wishes,

[first name removed] [last name removed]

Campaigner for Liberty, Truth and Freedom

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