Hearings and decisions

At the end of our investigation we may decide to refer a doctor to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS).

Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service is responsible for running interim orders tribunal and medical practitioners tribunal hearings that make impartial decisions about a doctors' fitness to practise. Read more about the MPTS.


You can view the decisions of the interim order tribunals and medical practitioners tribunals on the Recent decisions page.

Sanctions guidance (information for lawyers and others)

MPTS medical practitioners tribunal use GMC guidance on sanctions. It is available on our Sanctions Guidance page. This information is most likely to be of interest for lawyers.

Hearing information for doctors

Doctors whose cases are due to be considered by a MPTS medical practitioners tribunal can read Hearing information for doctors.