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).

Lay FtP panel member

Edythe Murie

Edythe Murie is a retired solicitor who worked for the Scottish Government Legal Directorate and was responsible for advising Scottish ...

Lay FtP panel member

Elizabeth Rantzen

Elizabeth is a freelance consultant, vice chair of the West London Mental Health Trust and a non-executive director of Moat ...

DCP FtP panel member

Emili Shatchan

Emili qualified as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist with a First-Class Honours BSc from the University of Portsmouth in 2018. After completing ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Emma Grant

Emma Grant qualified as a dentist in 2010 from Birmingham University. Since then she has worked as an associate dentist ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Gezala Umar

Gezala qualified from King’s College London in 1996.  Since qualifying they have mainly worked in the specialty of Oral Surgery ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Gill Jones

Gill qualified in dentistry from Kings College London in 1975 and worked in the Hospital Dental Service, General Dental Practice ...

Lay FtP panel member

Gill Mullen

Gill is a chair of Fitness to Practise Tribunals at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and a lay panel member ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Gregory Heath

Greg Heath graduated from Leeds University in 1986 and joined the Royal Army Dental Corps. He gained an MSc in ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Hall Graham

Hall Graham qualified from the Belfast Dental School in 1982. He spent six years working in hospital dentistry in the ...