14 November 2012
GDC statement on Council Member David Smith
The Council has suspended David Smith from office as a Council Member.
This follows David Smith’s referral to the Privy Council as a result of on-going Fitness to Practise proceedings.
The suspension was imposed at a meeting of the Council on 13 November 2012 in accordance with the GDC's procedures. The Privy Council has been notified of this decision and the suspension will remain until the Privy Council reaches a decision on whether or not to suspend or remove him under the General Dental Council (Constitution) Order 2009.
The Council's decision does not pre-judge the outcome of the Fitness to Practise proceedings.
David Smith is a dental technician and has been an appointed member of the Council since October 2009.
The GDC will not be making any further comment at this stage.
Notes to editors:
1. More details about the suspension of Council Members can be found in The General Dental Council (Constitution) Order 2009 here
2. The General Dental Council’s Standing Orders for the Conduct of Business 2012 can be found here.
3. A biography of David Smith can be found here