The number of complaints received by the GMC in the last 5 years

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Dear General Medical Council,

1. How many doctors are registered with the GMC?

2. How many doctors from an ethnic background are registered with the GMC?

3. How many complaints have been received by the GMC in the last 5 years?

4. How many of those complaints were made against doctors from an ethnic background?

5. How many complaints were upheld against doctors from an ethnic background?

6. How many complaints were upheld against doctors from a non-ethnic background?

Yours faithfully,

Will Powell

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Dear Mr Powell,

 

Your information request – IR1-2760338441

Thank you for your email dated 30 July, in which you ask for information
in relation to the ethnicity of doctors on the register and the number of
complaints for those doctors in the last 5 years.

 

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Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347), General Medical Council

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Dear Mr Powell

 

Reference: IR1-2760338441

 

Thank you for your e-mail of 30 July 2020. 

 

For your questions numbered 1 and 2 and 3, I would refer you to the online
GMC tool, Data Explorer. A link to the tool is [1]here. You will be able
to see, in real time, the total number of registrations, and see a split
by ethnicity. 

 

As regards, an ethnicity split in respect of complaints (your questions
numbered 4-6), the data tables in our publication, State of Medical
Education and Practice in the UK show this information A link to the
report is here: 
[2]https://www.gmc-uk.org/about/what-we-do-...
. Tables 1, 3, and 39 show the number of complaints, outcomes of
complaints, and the ethnicity split you ask about. 

 

I hope that this information is helpful to you. 

 

Kind regards

Mark 

 

 

Mark Ellen
Information Access Team
General Medical Council
3 Hardman Street
Manchester  M3 3AW
Direct Line: 0161 923 6347

 

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Dear Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347),

Thank you for your response.

It would appear that you have provided links and references to the questions I have asked in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. However, as a member of the public, it is difficult to identify the information I requested due to the volume of information that you have provided.

If you are able to direct me to the specific information I would be very grateful - thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Will Powell

Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347), General Medical Council

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Mark Ellen

Working with doctors Working for patients

The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical
education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and
doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and
take action when they are not met.

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Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347), General Medical Council

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Dear Mr Powell

 

Thank you for your e-mail. 

 

For convenience, I have downloaded PDFs of the information you have asked
for; these are attached. 

 

The figures relating to the total number of registrations change slightly
each day – this was the position as of yesterday. 

 

Do please let me know if you need anything else. 

 

 

Kind regards

Mark 

 

 

Mark Ellen

Information Access Team

General Medical Council

3 Hardman Street

Manchester  M3 3AW

Direct Line: 0161 923 6347

 

 

 

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Dear Mark Ellen (0161 923 6347),

Thank you for the further information.

Yours sincerely,

Will Powell