Fitness to Practise Panellists
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 medical and lay (i.e. non-medical) panellists.
We are recruiting for both medical and lay panellists. Candidates should be people of demonstrable integrity with experience and ability of reaching considered and unbiased decisions affecting other people.
The time commitment is a minimum of 35 days per year for lay panellists and 20 days for medical panellists. Panellists receive a daily fee of £310 (or up to £430 for GPs to cover locum costs) plus reasonable expenses.
We welcome applications from all diverse groups and people with a range of backgrounds including members of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, women, people under the age of 45 and people with disabilities.
We are also keen to appoint panellists who live within commutable distance of Manchester, where the majority of our hearings are held.
You can also listen to six of our medical and lay panellists talking about their role at http://audioboo.fm/GMC-UK