The Role of a Panellist
The General Medical Council licenses doctors to practise medicine in the UK.
We have procedures that deal firmly and fairly with the minority of doctors whose fitness to practise is called into question. Those procedures include an adjudication stage where hearings take place before a Fitness to Practise Panel and sometimes an Interim Orders Panel. The panels comprise of medical and lay (i.e. non-medical) panellists.
This summer we will be establishing the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) to take on the responsibility of the adjudication stage and we are therefore looking to increase the number of medical panellists, that will sit at the MPTS hearing centre in Manchester.
To learn more about the role of a panellist from our current panellists' perspective please listen to our podcasts:-