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Information for witnesses

The links on this page explain the process of being a witness in a GOC fitness to practise hearing. We understand that witnesses may be nervous about giving evidence, so we want to ensure they are prepared with as much information as possible.

If there is anything you do not understand or information that you cannot find, or if you are worried about giving evidence, please contact our Witness Care Manager on 020 7580 3898 (option 2) or via 

Acrobat Reader icon Guidance for witnesses in fitness to practise hearings
Witness feedback form Witness feedback form


Information on how witnesses can claim expenses can be found in our expenses policy.

Virtual Tour

We have created a 360° virtual tour of a GOC hearing to help you become familiar with the environment and what to expect. The tour includes real images of our main hearings venue and audio or text descriptions.


Content Panels

Search our registers

Search our registers

Find a registered individual practitioner or business.


Information about our upcoming fitness to practise hearings.

Standards of practice

Standards of practice

Our standards of practice explain what is expected of our registrants.  

Our complaints process

Our complaints process

Read about how our complaints process works