Have your say! The future of adjudication

This consultation is about making changes to the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise Rules) Order of Council 2004 (the Rules) and to the General Medical Council (Constitution of Panels and Investigation Committee) Order of Council Rules 2004 (the Constitution Rules). Our Rules govern the procedures we follow when investigating concerns about doctors’ fitness to practise and how cases are heard by fitness to practise panels.

Our aim is to make the pre-hearing and hearing procedure shorter, reducing the stress for all involved. We also want to make the Rules simpler and more flexible.

This consultation will run until 6 August 2012 and is a public consultation open to everyone. We are particularly interested to hear from people who have experience of fitness to practise or other regulatory or tribunal systems. For more information, and to take part in the online version of this consultation, visit: www.gmc-uk.org/adjudication2012