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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

Amy Besau

Amy Besau is a Practice Manager at a Huddersfield dental practice. She qualified at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Andrea Hammond

Andrea has worked in dentistry since 1996, qualifying first as a dental nurse in 1998, and currently works at two practices ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Andrew Furniss (registered Robert Andrew)

Andy Furniss qualified as a dentist in 1983 from the University of London (London Hospital) and has worked in general ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Andrew Skelton

​Andy Skelton is currently self-employed and works in a number of areas of healthcare regulation and governance. He works as ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Andy Waite

Andy Waite is a lay chair and joined the General Dental Council discrete Interim Orders Committee panel in 2018. He ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Anita Clay

Dr Anita Clay is a medical doctor who has worked for a number of years within Accident and Emergency. She ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Anne Ng

Anne Ng qualified as a Dental Therapist from New Cross in 1981. She then worked for Barking, Havering and Brentwood ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Anthony Simpson

Anthony is employed as a Maxillofacial Laboratory manager, specialising in facial and body prosthetics. He is a full member of ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Ardalan Eghtedar

Ardalan Eghtedar graduated in dentistry from Liverpool in 2014.  Ardalan has since obtained the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty ...