We’ve not changed the information you need to collect and reflect on, but have updated our guidance to try and make it more helpful.
Key improvements include:
- More guidance on the balance between the quality and quantity of supporting information needed for appraisal for revalidation so you don’t feel pressured to gather too much evidence
- Explaining that we do not set either a minimum or a maximum quantity of supporting information that you need to collect
- Emphasising that, although you must participate in a whole practice appraisal every year unless there are mitigating circumstances preventing you from doing so (for example if you were on long term sick or on maternity leave), it should be a developmental experience as appraisal and revalidation are not pass or fail exercises
- More information about how you should collect feedback from colleagues, including how colleagues should be selected
- Reinforcing the importance of doctors who have multiple roles gathering and reflecting on information that covers the whole of their practice.
- A new section to provide clearer guidance on our requirements for doctors in training and more direction for doctors who may find collecting certain aspects of supporting information difficult."