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Complaints Considered by the Preliminary Proceedings Committee in 2009

Categories of Complaint
   
A Alcohol/ Drug Abuse/ Irresponsible Prescribing
B Deputising Arrangements
C Treatment
D Professional Standards
E Responsibility to Colleagues
F Failure to Attend
G Failure to Communicate/ Rudeness
H Failure to Supply Medical Records/ Reports
I Certification
J Other Complaints Considered
K Advertising
L Convictions
M Physical/ Mental Disability
P Complaints Unspecified/ RMP Unidentified

 

Complaints considered by the Preliminary Proceedings Committee in 2009
Category Complaints received in 2009 Total number decisions made in 2009* Of which 2009 complaints 2009 complaints carried over to 2010 PF case (inquiry) No PF case
A 8 11 7 4 6 5
B 0 0 0 0 0 0
C 81 60 21 42 3 57
D 122 97 26 51 16 81
E 0 0 0 0 0 0
F 10 4 1 7 0 4
G 25 25 13 13 0 25
H 18 15 4 7 1 14
I 3 2 0 1 0 2
J 13 8 3 8 1 7
K 4 5 3 2 0 5
L 2 3 1 0 2 1
M 3 2 0 1 2 0
P 6 6 4 4 0 6
Total 295 238 83 140 31 208

 

Complaints considered by PPC in 2009

Complaints Considered in 2007, 2008 and 2009

Comparison of Decisions Made - 2007, 2008 and 2009
Decision No in 2007 No in 2008 No in 2009 % in 2007 % in 2008 % in 2009
Prima facie decision (Inquiry called) 27 29 31 10% 9% 13%
No prima facie decision (No case) 234 294 207 89% 91% 87%

 

Decisions made

Average length of time from receipt of complaint to PPC decision in 2009: 4.43 Months

Type of Doctors

Complaints against doctors
Category of Doctors Number Percentage
Consultants 147 43.62%
Non Consultant Hospital Doctors 20 5.93%
General Practitioners 167 49.55%
Other (Unspecified) 3 0.89%
Total 337 100%

Please note: some complaints concern more than one doctor

Type of Doctor

Of the doctors complained in 2009, 22 were complained more than once and 204 were doctors who were on the Specialist Division of the Register

Ratio of complaints received in 2009 to number of doctors on Register
   
Doctors Regsitered 1st January 2010 18,168
Complaints Received in 2009 295
Likelihood of having a complaint made against an RMP 1:61.5
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