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Fitness to practise panel

Fitness to Practise panel members

​Membership of the GDC's Statutory Committees which make decisions on dental professionals' fitness to practise is drawn from an independent pool of dental professionals and lay people called the Fitness to Practise Panel. These panellists can sit as members of Interim Orders, Professional Conduct, Professional Performance, Health or Registration Appeals Committees.

The role Fitness to Practise panel members play during a hearing

This video explains the part our independently appointed fitness to practise panel members play in our hearings process and how this challenging role makes a difference to patients and dental professionals in providing proportionate and fair regulation of the dental profession.

The Fitness to Practise panel is made up of dentists, lay people and dental care professionals (DCPs).

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DCP FtP panel member

Louise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher has been employed in general practice since 2000. She registered with the General Dental Council in 2008. Louise has ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Louise Gilbert

Louise began work as a dental nurse in 1997 and was employed in NHS practices for five years. She gained ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Louise Wallace

Professor Louise Wallace is lay non-executive member (Public and Patient Involvement) for Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Prior to this, she ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Lyn Kilker

Lyn Kilker qualified as a dentist from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1986. Working in the salaried dental ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Lynn O'Malley

Lynn O’Malley is a solicitor, appointed to the Roll in 1996. She is currently a fee-paid Tribunal Judge. She is ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Lynne Frewin

Lynne Frewin works as a dental hygienist in a mix of NHS and private practices within Somerset. She qualified as ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Mahjabeen Seema Agha

Seema Agha is a principal solicitor in local government specialising in complex public law matters, involving child abuse, mental health ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Margaret Elsey

Maggie Elsey qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1990. She then undertook a number of hospital jobs in the area ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Margaret Nash

Maggie Nash qualified as a dental nurse in 1982 having worked in general dental practice (GDP) for two years. After ...