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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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Dentist FtP panel member

Gavin Scott

Gavin qualified as a dentist in 1980 at the Royal Dental Hospital, London. He entered practice in Southend, Essex, and ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Gerry Carroll

Gerry Carroll joined the Army as a dental nurse in 1987. She moved through the ranks and served in a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Dentist FtP panel member

Helen Baker

Helen Baker gained her BDS from Bristol University in 1987. She has been an associate in a general dental practice ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Helen Goulding

Helen Goulding is the Director of Quercus Training, a small company which provides training and coaching in professional skills and ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Helen Griffiths

Helen Griffiths studied Financial Economics in Dundee, graduating with an MA (Hons) in 1995. She undertook dental nurse training in ...

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DCP FtP panel member

Helen Woodall

Helen Woodall is a senior registered dental nurse working in a large hospital maxillofacial department in the West Midlands. She ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Ilana Tessler

Ilana Tessler commenced her career with the Ministry of Justice in Western Australia, before moving to the UK in 1995. ...