No. We do not have any powers, under the law that governs our work (The National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002) , to look at decisions made by a staff member, case examiner or an investigating committee in the initial stages of the regulators fitness to practise process. We do not have the power to review or challenge these decisions, nor do we have the power to ask the regulator open the case again or to provide an explanation for their decision.
For concerns about the General Medical Council (the GMC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (the NMC) and the General Dental Council (the GDC). You can ask the GMC/NMC/GDC to review the decision that it made on your complaint. You can apply for a review under their fitness to practise rules. You should contact your caseworker with such a request.
You could (also) seek a judicial review of the decision made by regulator. However, we are unable to give you advice about this course of action and you should seek independent legal advice before taking this step.
We are aware that judicial review can be a costly process and is also one which is bound by strict time limits: the normal time limit is three months from the date of the initial decision being challenged. Your local Citizens Advice Bureau might be able to provide you with information