An annual appraisal and supporting evidence are key to demonstrating your fitness to practise. A medical appraisal is also a key opportunity to focus on your professional development needs. It is a process of facilitated self-review supported by information gathered from the full scope of your work as a General Practitioner.

Medical appraisal can be used for a number of purposes, including:

  • To reflect on an individual’s practice and performance with their appraiser in order to demonstrate that they remain up to date and fit to practice.
  • To help doctors plan their professional development
  • To identify learning needs
  • To ensure doctors are working in line with the organisational priorities

The GMC framework for appraisal and revalidation sets out the broad areas that all doctors are expected to address and the responsibilities of both doctors and employers in the process.

Further information regarding Appraisal can be found in the LMC library below and by visiting the Scottish Online Appraisal Resource (SOAR) website.

Appraisal library