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Appraisal for NHS clinical consultants

  • Last modified date:
    6 September 2007

This guidance enables a systematic approach to the collection and presentation of information for appraisal. It is to be used in annual appraisals and is also a tool for GMC revalidation.

National documentation is used in full to ensure that there is a consistent, transparent approach to the collection and use of information and in the application of clear, shared standards and practices. Since national annual appraisal for consultants began, it has been Chief Executives' responsibility to ensure this takes place.

The format enables the collection of information in a folder followed by appraisal and job planning discussions. These should lead to agreement on a personal development plan, a job plan and, finally, to allow the major portion of the documentation to provide the evidence for GMC revalidation without unnecessary or burdensome extra work by doctors.

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