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Reply from General Medical Council: Re: McCann and Payne fitness to practise



Dear Ms Havern

Thank you for your email of 13th October 2008 about Dr McCann and Dr Payne.

As you state in your email, the matters you refer to are under investigation by Leicestershire Constabulary. We do not investigate allegations of criminal behaviour as this is the role of the police. We would therefore seek your consent to forward your concerns to them. If you would like me to refer your complaint to them please complete the attached consent form and return it to me by 28th October 2008.

Once we have referred your complaint we will have no further involvement. Please be assured that the police inform us directly if any doctor is convicted of a criminal offence and we take action as appropriate.

Regarding your concerns about the link from UHL’s website to the McCann’s website, this is not an issue that falls within our remit to address. We can only consider concerns about individual doctors. I note that you have already raised these concerns with UHL directly and would suggest that this is the appropriate course of action.

I enclose a factsheet that explains more about our decision. The factsheet also provides information about other organisations that may be able to help you.

Yours sincerely

Laura Sugrue
Investigation Officer
Fitness to Practise Directorate
Direct Dial: 0161 923 6577
Fax No: 0161 923 6578
Email: lsugrue@gmc-uk.org



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