Fitness to practise panel

Fitness to practise panel members

​Membership of the statutory committees that 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.

Fitness to practise panellists can sit as members of Interim Orders, Professional Conduct, Professional Performance, Health or Registration Appeals Committees for hearings held by the Dental Professionals Hearings Service.

The role fitness to practise panellists play during a hearing

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

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

DCP FtP panel member

Jacqueline Hart

Jacky Hart worked as a dental nurse for seven years before having her family. When her youngest child started school ...

Lay FtP panel member

Jane Everitt

Jane is a solicitor by profession (non-practising). She is a member of the Law Society. She currently chairs Fitness to ...

Lay FtP panel member

Jane Louise Jones

Jane Jones is an experienced  healthcare professional with a specialist interest in patient safety and healthcare improvement. Jane started her ...

Lay FtP panel member

Jane McLeod

Jane McLeod took early retirement from the post of Deputy Solicitor to the Scottish Government in 2012, having worked in ...

Lay FtP panel member

Jane Reynolds

​Jane Reynolds‘ background is working with people with disabilities and older people in the NHS and the private and voluntary ...

DCP FtP panel member

Jenny Griffiths (neé Drury)

Jenny Griffiths qualified as a dental surgery assistant in 2001, she gained a merit in Oral Health Education in 2002 ...

DCP FtP panel member

Jessica Hanger

Jessica started working as a dental nurse in 2015 and went on to qualify whilst studying at Connect Dental training ...

Lay FtP panel member

Jill Crawford

Jill Crawford is an independent consultant with a special interest in improving healthcare services through diverse patient/user involvement in service ...

Dentist FtP panel member

Joanna Krupska

Joanna Krupska graduated from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in 2015 with a Dental Surgery BDS and completed her ...