[PDF] Appraisal for revalidation : a guide to the process

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Publication date:
01 July 2014


This document will be helpful to doctors preparing for their appraisal so that they know what to  expect from from their appraiser. It also provides guidance to appraisers on key elements that  may have particular relevance in different specialist areas. It will help to structure the supporting  information and the appraisal discussion in a way that allows a proper evaluation of a doctor’s  progress since the previous appraisal, and supports the development of the subsequent  Personal Development Plan (PDP). The document considers these components of the required supporting information:

  • Description of professional roles
  • Probity and health
  • Continuing professional development
  • Quality improvement activity
  • Significant events
  • Feedback from colleagues
  • Feedback from patients
  • Complaints and compliments