Recruitment of GDC Fitness to Practise Panel Members

gdc-billThe General Dental Council (GDC) is seeking to appoint dentists, dental care professionals and members of the public (lay) to the roles of Fitness to Practise (FtP) Panel members.

The GDC acts at the regulatory body for more than 108,00 dental professionals in the UK. The GDC has the power to act by removing a dental professional's registration if they fall short of the standards set.

Members of the Ftp Panel will play a critical role in protecting patients. Members sit in public hearings and will consider cases where a dental professional's fitness to practise may have been impaired due to conduct, performance, or health. Applications for restoration to the registers and appeals against registration decisions will also be heard.

Applicants will require excellent analytical skills and judgement, as well as strong communication skills. An ability to work as part of a team is essential, as is being able to make reasoned and, on occasion, very challenging decisions. The GDC is seeking individuals who are committed to ensuring patient safety, and approach work with both integrity and objectivity.

For more information, visit the recruitment website at

Applications must be made through the GDC website. The deadline for applications is noon on Tuesday 18 November 2014.

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