Dear Mr Haswell
Thank you for your e-mail submitted to the GMC on 10 September 2013. I am sorry that you disagree with the decision made by the assistant registrar. However, it is important to state that in deciding to conduct a preliminary enquiry, we are not disputing your allegations or condoning the doctor’s actions as you have described. Please be assured that Dr Gubbay’s employers have a professional obligation to contact us immediately, should any fitness to practise concerns arise at any time or as a result of our enquiries.
It is not unusual for doctors to have more than one role, and so more than one employer. The doctor is obliged to inform the GMC of all his employers so we can seek reassurance from each of them that there are no wider fitness to practise concerns which should be brought to the attention of the GMC.
Once we have obtained all employer responses, an assistant registrar will re-assess your complaint to decide if any further action is required, although in the absence of any adverse employer comments it is unlikely that we would proceed to a full investigation.
The detail you have provided will remain on our system and if, in the future, any further concerns are raised to us in relation to Dr Gubbay’s fitness to practise, the information you have provided will be available to us for consideration.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write to us and for the information that you have provided. I would be happy to answer any queries you might have, if you wish to contact me on my direct dial number.
Fitness to Practise Directorate
Direct Dial: 0161 923 6620
Fax No: 0161 923 6578