Suspension and complaints concerning conduct of Pablo Jeczmien GMC reference: 6033482.

John Golding made this Freedom of Information request to General Medical Council

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Dear General Medical Council,

Please provide a copy of the minutes of the GMC Fitness to Practise Panel which ordered the suspension of Dr Pablo Jeczmien'r registration in 2011.

Has the GMC received further complaints concerning the conduct of Dr Pablo Jeczmien subsequent to this in the period 2011 to 31 January 2020? How many complaints have been received and what action was taken by the GMC in relation to these?

Yours faithfully,

John Golding

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Dear Mr Golding,

Your information request - IR1-2610141811
Thank you for your email dated 7 February, in which you ask for a copy of
the minutes from the hearing of Dr Pablo Jeczmien in 2011 and to know if
any other complaints have been received by the GMC regarding Dr Jeczmien
from 2011 to 31 January 2020.

How we will consider your request

We’re going to 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

Louise Gormley will be handling your request. If you have any questions
you can call her on 0161 923 6311 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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Louise Gormley (0161 923 6311), General Medical Council

Our reference: IR1-2610141811

 

Dear Mr Golding

 

Thank you for your email dated 7 February 2020, in which you request
information about Dr Pablo Jeczmien (GMC Number: 6033482). I have
considered your request in accordance with the access provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

Publicly available information about a doctor’s registration is on our
List of Registered Medical Practitioners (LRMP), which can be found on our
website. The LRMP lets you check a doctor’s registration status and
information about a doctor’s fitness to practise history.

 

Please find below a link to Dr Jeczmien’s entry, which shows that is
registered with a licence to practise, and is on the Specialist Register.
Under the doctor’s history tab you will find information on the doctors
registration and fitness to practise history , including the minutes to
his 2011 FTP hearing:

 

[1]https://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/6033482

 

I am not able to confirm whether or not Dr Jeczmien has any other
complaints on his record as we believe it’s reasonable for doctors and
complainants to expect that complaints will be treated as confidential. If
a case progresses to a public hearing, or the doctor receives a sanction
on their registration, certain information may be made publicly available
by the GMC. Otherwise the information is treated as the confidential
personal data of the doctor and other parties involved. I’ve given details
of the exemption under the FOIA which applies below:

 

Exemptions

 

Section 40(5B)(a)(i) of the FOIA applies where the information, if held,
would be the personal data of a third party and where confirming whether
it’s held would breach any of the principles relating to the processing of
personal data listed at Article 5 of the GDPR.  I believe that to publicly
confirm or deny whether we hold the information would breach the first
principle, which requires that the processing of personal data is fair,
lawful and transparent. I do not believe that any of the legal bases for
processing listed at Article 6 of the GDPR are met and therefore giving
you the information would be unlawful.

 

 

Your right to appeal

 

I am sorry I have been unable to provide all the information you require.
You can appeal against this decision to Julian Graves, Information Access
Manager.  If you want to appeal, please set out your reasons and email
[2][email address

 

You can also appeal to the Information Commissioner, the regulator of the
FOIA – we can provide more details about this if you need them.

 

Kind regards

 

Louise

 

Louise Gormley

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

                 Manchester

                 M3 3AW

 

 

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John Golding left an annotation ()

Having read the details of the GMC Fitness to Practise Hearing it is astounding that the fact a number of crimes were committed by Jeczmien were not mentioned, let alone covered, in this.

The facts as outlined in the minutes of the Hearing, indicate he committed fraud, deception (attempting to obtain goods or services by deception an offence under The Theft Act), conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness tampering. There is also the matter of him prescribing medication for himself (believed to be Viagra)which is a breach of the guidelines of both the GMC and BMA, plus the MDU. There has been a total failure to consider this aspect.

Given Jeczmien lied repeatedly for one year about his actions, only admitting what he had done when he was forced into it, it is questionable how this was considered as misconduct alone. The GMC appears to have trivialised his crimes and misdemeanours. The outcome was that he was suspended for one month which is nothing more than a token penalty.

It would have been a great service to his patients and their families if he had been struck off the Medical Register. This would prevent further harm being done to patients. The GMC has had a number of very serious complaints concerning Jeczmien's conduct but they fail to admit to these, or their failure to take appropriate action.

Is the GMC required to report crimes committed by doctors to the Police? Or is it a case of these being covered up and ignored to the detriment of patients?