The appraisee is responsible for arranging the appraisal appointment.
The appraiser should contact you at least 56 days in advance to agree a date, time and place. He/she will confirm the appointment with the appraisals administration team at least 28 days beforehand.
The appraisal must be completed before the end of your designated "appraisal month". If this proves difficult a formal application for a delay must be made.
If you have any difficulty with this, contact the appraisals co-ordinator for help.
The appraisal can take place up to three months early. This would be wise if revalidation is imminent to allow time for the summaries to be reviewed by the Revalidation Advisory Group which meets on the first Wednesday of each month.
The appraisal takes 2-3 hours to complete.
You will need to be undisturbed during the appraisal so make sure child care is arranged and practice staff are briefed!
The location needs to be comfortable and you will need to have access to a computer and the internet.
Your appraiser needs to see last year's appraisal summary and PDP plus all your appraisal documents for this year, including the supporting information at least two weeks in advance so she or he has time to read it.
If the appraiser does not have all these documents well in advance, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO RESCHEDULE THE APPOINTMENT to give the appraiser time to read the documents.
What to bring
It is advisable to have a pen and paper for any notes you may wish to make.
Getting the most out of your appraisal
The appraisal is your chance to review your year's work and progress with an experienced colleague.
Think about what you want to get out of it in advance. For example you may want to discuss
Tell the appraiser at the beginning of the appraisal or in advance so he or she can make sure there is time for your agenda.
Your personal development plan
At the end of the appraisal you will need to draw up a personal development plan for the forthcoming year. Think about what you want to include in advance - it's your plan!
Personal Development Plan Toolkit (RCGP)
Your appraiser may also suggest some items to include as a result of the discussions.
You should include training in resuscitation and in safeguarding children: A minimum of 2 hours per year / 6 hours over 3 years for all front line staff dealing with children.
Safeguarding Children advice and resources.
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