How we work

We run hearings for doctors whose fitness to practise is called into question. 

Our role is set by the Medical Act 1983, which defines what we do and how we’re accountable. The detailed arrangements of how our tribunals work are set out in the Fitness to Practise Rules 2004.

Why read this guide?
To understand the legislation that defines what we do. And to find out about our management and governance, including minutes of recent committee meetings.
What does this guide contain?
Information and interests of our committee, tribunal members, legal assessors and legally qualified chairs. It also details our day-to-day management and the legislation that defines our role.