On the 12th of December I asked Margaret Coates if the rumour was true that members of the GCC had passed a no confidence motion in another member, because of unprofessional behaviour She responded that this “rumour has no basis of fact”.
This rumour did “have basis of fact”, A vote of confidence did take place.
A partisan split on council must bring into question their ability to regulate the profession impartially.
It seems the GCC is divided along the lines of BCA, SCA , and the Committee chairs for , the UCA McT’s and the four lay members against, definitely not what the Department of Health expected and demanded from the profession at the BCA conference back in 1994.
on January 12 2006, the GCC answered my request for information regarding the GCC vote of confidence under the "Freedom of information act" .
Vote of Confidence
At the closed meeting of Council held on 8 DecemDer2005 a motion of ‘no confidence’ in the Chairman was proposed on the grounds that the proposer and seconder were unhappy with the chairing of meetings. A written ballot was conducted and the decision was that the motion was not carried. Written ballots do not record names.
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