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).

Dentist FtP panel member

Cate Brown

Cate qualified from Birmingham University in 1990. She subsequently undertook a variety of hospital training posts and a community post. ...

Lay FtP panel member

Catherine Pease

Catherine has practised as a solicitor for 15 years, specialising in mental health and mental capacity law. The bulk of ...

DCP FtP panel member

Chantelle Moodie

Chantelle Moodie is a registered dental nurse, dental hygienist and dental therapist. Chantelle qualified as a dental nurse in 2004 ...

DCP FtP panel member

Charlotte Carling

Charlotte qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Guys Hospital in 1990 and subsequently qualified as a Dental Therapist from Bristol ...

DCP FtP panel member

Christopher Parker

Christopher Parker trained and qualified as a Dental Technician with Nottingham Health Authority, then with Shropshire Health Authority as Senior ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Christopher Roberts

Chris Roberts graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff in 2002. Following graduation he has held a ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Claire Lawson

Claire works in North Yorkshire as a principal in her own practice and also works in Newcastle Dental Hospital as ...

DCP FtP panel member

Clare Howe

Clare Howe has worked with her husband and a small team in their private dental practice in the Cotswolds since ...

Lay FtP panel member

Clive Chalk

​[Member of the Interim Orders Committee pilot from 01.10.2018]

Clive Chalk is a former police officer who until taking retirement ...