The committee and their interests

The committee

Dame Caroline Swift, Chair of the Committee

Dame Caroline Swift was called to the Bar in 1977 and practised as a barrister on the Northern Circuit, with Chambers in Manchester.

She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993, specialising in complex medico-legal cases.

She was Leading Counsel to the Shipman Inquiry, between 2001 and 2005. In 2005, Dame Caroline was appointed as a Judge of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division. She was invested as a Dame of the British Empire upon her appointment. She then presided over a wide variety of cases in the civil, criminal and administrative Courts and in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division.

From 2006 until her retirement in 2015 she was the Judge in charge of the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation. A group action involving over half a million claims. Between 2012 and 2014 she was the Judicial College Director of Civil Training. She had responsibility for the training in civil work of Judges at all levels in England and Wales.

Joy Hamilton, Committee member

Joy practised as a nurse in intensive care medicine from 1976- 2005. She originally qualified in Bern, Switzerland, where she worked until 1980. She later worked in Belfast, Leeds and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

She read law at Northumbria University, completing an LLB in 2008 and a BVC in 2009.

She has been a magistrate since 1996.

Joy has been an MPTS tribunal member since 2012 and a chair since 2013.

She is a trustee of the Northern Counties Children’s Benevolent Society which allocates bursaries for education fees.

Professor Jacky Hayden, Committee member

Jacky began her career in General Practice before moving into medical education. She was appointed Regional Adviser in General Practice in 1991 and Postgraduate Dean in 1997. She chaired the Committee of English Postgraduate Deans 2008-2012 and was an active member of Medical Education England and Health Education England. Jacky retired as the Postgraduate Dean in September 2016. She continues to hold honorary positions in both Manchester and Lancaster Universities.

She is a Non-Executive Board Member of University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and Chairs the Safety and Quality Committee.

Jacky has been a member of the Council of the Academy of Medical Educators since 2012 and is currently in her second term as President. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in 2012.

She has a long-standing interest in the development of leadership in the medical profession. From its start, she has been a member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) and was awarded Foundation Senior Fellowship in 2017. She is currently a member of the FMLM Council.

She was a member of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners for 26 years and held a range of different positions. She was honoured with the William Pickles award in 2002 and the Foundation Council Award in 2013. Jacky also has a strong association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was awarded Honorary Fellowship in 2018.

Jacky has been awarded Honorary Doctorates at three Universities: St George's University London, Lancaster University and Edge Hill University. She was awarded the CBE for services to medical education in 2013.

Judith Worthington, Committee member

Judith Worthington is a former Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and now chairs its consultant appointment panels.

She has extensive governance experience in profession regulation as a former lay member of the Council for Healthcare Regulation (now the Professional Standard Authority), the General Medical Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council, and General Chiropractic Council, and was an independent member of the Bar Standards Board's Governance, Risk and Audit  Committee. She is a former chair of GMC fitness to practise panels and chaired the Professional Conduct Committee at the General Osteopathic Council. She led the establishment of and chaired the Students fitness to practise Committee at the University of Leicester Medical School.

Dr Patricia Moultrie, Committee member

Patricia is a current Interim Orders Tribunal member at the MPTS.

Patricia has been a GP since 1988 and is currently a Sessional General Practitioner. She is Medical Director of Glasgow Local Medical Committee and Medical Secretary of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde GP Subcommittee.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Patricia is Deputy Chair of the Scottish Council of the British Medical Association, and joint Deputy Chair of the Scottish General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association.

Patricia is a medical member of Social Security and War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Chambers FTT HMCTS, and Pensions Appeal Tribunal Scotland.    

The committee’s interests