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Returning to St James's Buildings, Manchester

News | July 2020

From 3 August 2020, we will resume holding hearings in our hearing centre, ensuring we can continue to carry out our duty to protect the public.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How we're running hearings

Article | May 2020

We're prioritising certain types of hearings during the pandemic and working to increase the number of virtual hearings we can hold. 

A tribunal member using an iPad

FAQs during COVID-19 postponement period

Q&A | March 2020

Answers to some frequently asked questions about hearings during the COVID-19 postponement period.

MPTS statement on COVID-19

News | March 2020

The MPTS has postponed most hearings from Wednesday 18 March to allow its medical tribunal members to help respond tot he COVID-19 pandemic.

Cakes for the Macmillan fundraising event

MPTS joins in with World's Biggest Coffee Morning

News | October 2019

MPTS staff helped fundraise for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

Dame Caroline Swift's life on the Northern Circuit

News | September 2019

Former High Court Judge talks about her career, working on the Shipman Inquiry and helping the next generation.

A MPTS support member has come to collect a witness from the waiting room

Refurbishing our hearing centre

News | September 2019

The MPTS hearing centre has been given a facelift to enhance the experience of those attending a hearing.

A tribunal member using an iPad

New user focused website launches

News | November 2018

On Sunday 18 November we launched our new website, which reflects what you told us you wanted to see.

Legally qualified chair, Andrew Lewis

The role of legally qualified chairs at the MPTS 

Blog | March 2018

Legally Qualified Chair, Andrew Lewis, talks about his role on a tribunal and what to expect if a hearing is chaired by someone with legal qualifications. 

Tribunal assistants Zain Ahmed and Michelle Sheils

What's a typical day at an MPTS tribunal?

Blog | January 2018

Two tribunal assistants who help make sure hearings at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service run smoothly speak about their roles.

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