Case examiner procedures

The statutory functions of the case examiners are outlined in the General Dental Council (Fitness to Practice) Rules Order of Council 2006 (The Rules) and the Dentists Act 1984 (The Act).

The processes and procedures of the case examiners are outlined in the Case examiner guidance manual. The Case examiner indicative outcomes guidance can be downloaded here.

This is a living document and will be subject to regular review and updates. If you have any questions or comments about the guidance manual, please do not hesitate to  contact us.

Supplementary advice for GDC decision makers on factors specific to COVID-19

Supplementary advice was issued, providing a lasting point of reference, to case examiners in January 2021 about the factors they should take into account in considering the impact of COVID-19 on a professional’s ability to deliver care.