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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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Clinical FtP panel member

Abigail Price

Abigail Price studied Dental Hygiene at Birmingham University, qualifying with a Diploma in 2003. Abigail has worked in various general ...

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Lay FtP panel member

Adair Richards

Adair Richards is director of Adair Richards Associates Ltd which is based in Coventry. It deals primarily with academia, training, ...

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Clinical FtP panel member

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital of London School of Dental Surgery, University of London in 1981. He ...

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Clinical Fitness to Practise panel member

Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith has a background of over 30 years within the Probation Service, and as a senior manager for the ...

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Lay Fitness to Practise panel member

Alastair Smith

Alastair Smith is Managing Editor for an independent publishing company. Aside from his work in publishing, Alastair has a ...

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Lay Fitness to Practise panel member

Alexandra Geen

Alexandra Geen is a Senior Programme Lead at NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group. Duties involve commissioning health services; with a ...

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Fitness to Practise Panel

Alice Robertson Rickard

Alice Robertson Rickard is a fee-paid Tribunal Judge of the Social Entitlement Chamber. She hears appeals against decisions of the ...

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Fitness to Practise Panel

Alison Mayell

Alison qualified from The London Hospital Dental School in 1984. She was principle of her own practice in St. Albans ...

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Fitness to Practise Panel

Amitha Ranauta

Amitha qualified as a dentist from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1996. On completion of ...