The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act came fully into force on 1 January 2005. It was introduced to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public authorities by giving people rights of access to the information authorities hold. These rights should help better public understanding of how authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money.
You can read responses to requests for information released under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 disclosed in full or in part since 1 January 2018 which are of public interest and/or include information not otherwise available on the GDC's website. We have not included information that would breach the principles of the Data Protection Act (2018).
Responses are sorted into three categories:
- General FOI requests.
- Complaints and fitness to practise requests.
- Registration and assessment requests.
The General Data Protection Regulation
Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides a right for data subjects to receive confirmation that their data is being processed; to access their personal data; and to be told why their information is being processed, who it has been shared with, and how long it will be retained.
You can find out how to access information we hold about you on the below pages.