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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50088137
  • Date: 26 February 2008
  • Public Authority: General Medical Council
  • Summary: The complainant requested information from the GMC in relation to a complaint and subsequent investigation and hearings concerning a named doctor. The GMC did not confirm or deny whether it had received any previous complaints against the doctor under sections 40(2) and 41. The GMC supplied some information, exempted in camera transcripts under sections 40(2) and 41 and claimed that the rest of the information requested was not held. The Commissioner is satisfied that the information withheld was correctly exempted under section 40(2) and that the remainder of the information is not held. However, the Commissioner has concluded that GMC breached section 17 of the Act because it failed to provide an adequate refusal notice within the 20 working days. No further steps are required. An appeal was made to the Tribunal but later withdrawn.
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