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Complaints and fitness to practise process requests released under the FOI Act

This page contains responses to requests for complaints and fitness to practise process 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). 

The log is updated on a fortnightly basis. Please be mindful that the data is correct as of the date of disclosure. Where responses are changed as a result of an internal review we will amend the log accordingly.

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Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of fitness to practise hearings held over the last financial year

Following a freedom of information request for the number of fitness to practise hearings held over the last financial year the GDC provided the following response

Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the assistance available to unrepresented registrants at hearings and GDC Samaritans training

Following a freedom of information request regarding the assistance available to registrants who have attended a fitness to practice hearing with no legal representation and also the training received from the GDC from Samaritans the GDC provided the following response.

Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on the number of cases involving dentists in the UK in the last 5 years

Following a freedom of information request for the number of cases involving dentists in the UK in the last five years the GDC provided the following response

Updated: Mon, 08 Jul 2019

Request for dataset on reporting of Female Genital Mutilation

Following a freedom of information request regarding reporting of Female Genital Mutilation the GDC provided the following response

Updated: Mon, 29 Apr 2019

Request for dataset on the number of lack of consent allegation cases referred to a Fitness to Practice Committee and the outcome of cases where lack of consent was an issue

Following a freedom of information request for the number of lack of consent allegation cases referred to a Fitness to Practice Committee and the outcome of cases where lack of consent was an issue, the GDC provided the following response

Updated: Tue, 09 Apr 2019

Request for dataset on the number of cases received regarding dentists and dental care professionals by consideration group. ​

Following a freedom of information request for the number of cases received regarding dentists and dental care professionals by consideration group the GDC provided the following response

Updated: Wed, 06 Mar 2019

Request for dataset on the number of allegations of a sexual nature

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of allegations of a sexual nature received by the GDC within the period 2014-2018 the GDC provided the following response

Updated: Wed, 27 Feb 2019

Request for dataset on number of dentists who were erased due to sexual misconduct between 2016 and 2018

Following a freedom of information of information request on the number of registrants fitness to practise withdrawn due to sexual misconduct, the GDC provided the following response

Updated: Fri, 08 Feb 2019

Request for dataset on the number of complaints involving orthodontic cases in the last five years

Following a freedom of information request regarding the number of complaints involving orthodontic cases in the last five years the GDC provided the following response