ALL APPRAISALS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Doctors revalidating between March 2020 and March 2021
"If you were due to revalidate between 17 March 2020 and 16 March 2021, we’ve moved your revalidation date by one year.
We've made this decision to give responsible officers and doctors more time to reschedule and complete appraisals."
The General Medical Council, June 2020
There is a lot of information and resources available about COVID-19 from the usual trustworthy sources:
Royal College of General practitioners
The RCGP's entire eLearning content is freely available until 30 June 2020 to support all returning GPs and primary healthcare professionals in the response to COVID-19.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has a dedicated page full of COVID-19 advice.
The page includes
General Medical Council
The GMC has a dedicated page about their services in the light of the coronavirus emergency which includes information on:
The letter to Responsible Officers (National Medical Director NHS England and NHS Improvement, 19th March 2020) is the official notification that appraisals are suspended.
Their Suspension of appraisal and revalidation during Covid-19 pandemic: frequently asked questions (NHSE, March 2020) expands on the letter.
There is a dedicated page on Coronavirus guidance for clinicians and NHS mangers from NHS England packed with links to official documents.
You can subscribe to their Primary Care Bulletin for frequent updates on COVID-19.