Case Number 4597
Request Date 01/02/2016
Completion Date 09/02/2016


Details of the Request

I am aware that [named consultant] recently worked at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust. They have recently had an interim suspension of 18 months placed on their ability to practise medicine by the GMC.

Further to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I request a response to the following:

  1. The number of patient complaints made in relation to treatment provided by them during their employment with the Trust, and the broad nature of these complaints. Note that we do not require the names of patients nor any details that would make them identifiable.
  2. The number of internal grievances raised against them in relation to their medical treatment
  3. The circumstances in which this suspension has been imposed.


Details of the Response

The Trust holds this information, but considers it is exempt under section 40(2) of the Act, as it constitutes personal data.