Suspension of Pablo Jeczmien and complaints made against him.

James Plant made this Freedom of Information request to General Medical Council

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Dear General Medical Council,

Please confirm that Dr Pablo Jeczmien, psychiatrist, has been suspended from your register and the grounds for this decision.

How many complaints were received against him in the last 10 years? How many of these have been upheld?

Yours faithfully,

James Plant.

FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Mr Plant

Your information request – F15/7011/SJ 

Thank you for your email dated 4 April asking for information relating to
Dr Jeczmien.

How we/will consider your request 

We’re going to look at 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  

If you have any queries about your request, please contact me on the
details below.

Yours sincerely 

Miss Sadie Jones

Information Assistant

[1][email address]

0161 250 6889

 

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AW

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Sadie Jones (0161 250 6889), General Medical Council

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Our reference- F15/7011/SJ

Dear Mr Plant

Thank you for your email dated 4 April 2015 asking for information
relating to Dr Pablo Jeczmien (GMC Number: 6033482). I’ve considered your
request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). I’m sorry for
the delay in providing this response and any inconvenience caused.

 

Publically available information about a doctor’s registration is on our
List of Registered Medical Practitioners (LRMP), which can be found on our
website: [1]www.gmc-uk.org. The LRMP lets you check a doctor’s
registration status and information about a doctor’s fitness to practice
history. I’ve attached a copy of Dr Jeczmien’s LRMP record which shows his
previous fitness to practise history since 20 October 2005.

I can’t confirm whether we hold information about any other complaints
regarding Dr Jeczmien because it would breach the Data Protection Act 1998
(DPA) to do so. 

We believe it’s reasonable for doctors and complainants to expect that
complaints will be treated as confidential. It is only if a case
progresses to a public hearing, or the doctor receives a sanction on their
registration, that certain information may be made publicly available by
the GMC. Where this doesn’t happen the information remains the
confidential personal data of the doctor and other parties involved. I’ve
given details of the exemption under the FOIA which applies below. 

The exemption 

Section 40(5)(b)(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 principle of the DPA.  I believe that to
publicly confirm or deny whether we hold the information would breach the
first principle of the DPA, which requires that the processing of personal
data is fair and lawful. I believe the conditions in Schedule 2 of the
DPA, which are about the processing of personal information, are not met
and therefore giving you the information would be unlawful. 

If you have any queries about the way I’ve handled your request, please
contact Julian Graves, Information Access Manager, at
[2][email address]. 

 

Yours sincerely

Miss Sadie Jones

Information Assistant

[3][email address]

0161 250 6889

 

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester

M3 3AW

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Dear General Medical Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of General Medical Council's handling of my FOI request 'Suspension of Pablo Jeczmien and complaints made against him.'.

Thank you for the information supplied in relation to the Fitness to Practise History of Jeczmien.

You have declined to provide details of complaints made against this person on the grounds it is a breach of The Data Protection Act. Since the question asked only for numbers of complaints, plus statistics of those upheld, I cannot concur with your view that this breaches The Data Protection Act. It is in the public interest for this information to be made available. I request that you conduct an Internal Review concerning this matter.

It should be emphasised that no information is sought in relation to the nature of complaints made, just the statistics of these.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

James Plant

FOI, General Medical Council

Dear Mr Plant

Thank you for your email dated 30 April 2015. Your email will receive our attention in line with our comments and complaints procedure for information requests. This sets a target response time of 20 working days. We will endeavour to respond to you within this timeframe.

Julian Graves will be responding to your email. If you have any queries, please contact him on 0161 923 6351, or email [email address].

Yours sincerely

Mrs Mariam Ifzal
Information Assistant
[email address]
0161 923 6420

General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW

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Julian Graves (0161 923 6351), General Medical Council

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Dear Mr Plant

Please find attached my response to your request for an internal review.

Yours sincerely

Julian Graves

Julian Graves
Information Access Manager
General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester
M3 3AW
 
Tel. no: 0161 923 6351
Email: [email address]

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

Minutes of the GMC Fitness to Practice Panel which ordered the suspension of Dr Pablo Bernardo JECZMIEN's registration for one month in 2011 are at:

http://webcache.gmc-uk.org/minutesfiles/...

Dear Julian Graves (0161 923 6351),

Thank you for your response to my request for an Internal Review.

[extraneous material removed]

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Yours sincerely,

James Plant

Freesia left an annotation ()

In memory of James Corin who died 3 November 2010. This was when James was supposed to be under the care of Jeczmien.

The GMC refused to consider a complaint against Jeczmien in relation to this.

How does Jeczmien continue to be able to cause harm?

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