Affirmation in GMC MPTS Proceedings
Affirmation at MPTS/GMC
During a hearing, a witness who gives oral evidence will be asked to either swear an oath on a holy book, or swear an affirmation. The evidence a witness gives is given the same weight whether they swear and oath or affirm. A witness who gives evidence by telephone will be asked to give the affirmation.
The wording of the general affirmation is as follows:-
I do solemnly sincerely and truly declare and affirm that the evidence I give shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth