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the senior consultant might be appraised by someone many years their junior or vice versa, or a very senior consultant might appraise a junior colleague in such a way that the power relationship inherent in their respective roles establishes itself early on in the appraisal process;
the appraiser and/or appraisee should be cognisant of the diversity and cultural issues that may affect performance, career choices or relationships with colleagues. Clearly the appraiser should deal with such matters with tact and discretion;
help a professional colleague to reflect on their practice
tap into their personal and professional resourcefulness
identify areas for development and change.
ACP 360 to assess communication skills availability to teams and patients emotional intelligence decision-making relationships with patients relationships with relatives/carers relationships with colleagues.
NHS appraisals toolkit
Am I a good doctor? Do I perform well? Am I up to date? Do I work well in a team? Do I listen to and respect patients and reflect on their experience? How well do I deploy resources available and what resources are needed? How well do I meet service objectives? What are my development needs?
Both the appraiser and appraisee should have a shared understanding of the task at hand.
This can be achieved by ensuring that the appraiser has training in appraising skills and that the appraisee has access to clear guidance.
All doctors will be required to possess evidence of satisfactory practice and development, either through formal appraisal or preparation for a full revalidation (or perhaps both) and could be somewhat exposed if required to present historical proof of ongoing reflection, only to find that ‘the cupboard is bare’. A poorly prepared and conducted appraisal (or a missing appraisal), whilst posing an assurance risk to healthcare organisations, places individual doctors at potential risk with the regulatory bodies.
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