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Members of the public

If you wish to attend a hearing it is helpful to let us know in advance. You do not have to do so and we understand that this may not always be possible. Upon arrival please sign in at reception who will inform you when you can go to the hearing or hearings you are attending.

If you have a query about a hearing you wish to attend, please contact us.

Occasionally, hearings may be cancelled at short notice. If you intend to attend a hearing you may contact the Tribunal Service team the day before to check that the hearing is taking place.

Most hearings are held in public. Sometimes part or all of a hearing may be held in private due to the confidential nature of the information involved, such as health issues. The Panel will exclude the public and press while it is sitting in private

Please ensure you have turned off any mobile telephone before proceedings start. If you need to leave the room during proceedings, please do so as quietly as possible so as not to disturb proceedings. If necessary, Panels have the power to eject any person who disturbs the proceedings.


Journalists

Journalists should contact our Media and PR Team with any queries by telephone on +44 (0)20 7840 9806 or email press@hcpts-uk.org. Information for journalists can be found in our information for journalists section.