MPTS Lay Committee Member
MPTS lay Committee Member
Do you have what it takes to become a member of our Committee?
We are looking for a lay member to join us in overseeing the work of our tribunals and ensuring we meet our statutory duty to protect the public.
We are the tribunal service for doctors registered in the UK and our tribunals make independent decisions about whether doctors are fit to practise medicine in around 250 hearings each year.
We strongly believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that benefits all our work. We are keen to increase diversity at the MPTS and we would actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
In your role as a Committee Member you will work alongside Dame Caroline Swift, Chair of the MPTS. The Committee is made up of five members from a range of backgrounds and includes medical members and members who are also sitting tribunal members.
As part of your role you will be responsible for ensuring that the MPTS is providing a hearings service that is efficient, effective and clearly separate from the investigatory role of the General Medical Council (GMC). You will also ensure we meet our responsibilities under the Medical Act.
As a statutory committee of the GMC, the MPTS is accountable to the GMC Council and the UK Parliament. The MPTS Committee is responsible for producing our annual report to Parliament and ensuring the quality of tribunal decisions.
As a lay member you will demonstrate integrity, sound judgement and analytical skills, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
The time commitment is up to 12 days per year and remuneration is £3,720 per year plus reasonable expenses. Closing date for applications is midnight, 7 July 2021.