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Appraiser Refresher & Support Session (1 day)

Provider CPD Points Duration
Grow Medical from eMedicus Ltd.61 Day

This highly supportive but very productive session is designed from the dual standpoint of ensuring that appraiser's practice remains fully in line with the latest GMC requirements whilst also providing a forum for learning to help tackle the most common recurrent issues being experienced by the appraisers, now that they have had sufficient time to draw that view and now that the organisation has a perspective on what the common issues are, or where the process gets stuck. Additionally, we will focus on the common challenges and problem areas from national experience, including where Trusts and individuals get themselves into trouble, whilst providing or facilitating solutions & approaches to tackle these. 


Pre Course

Participants will be invited, ahead of time, to respond to a very short questionnaire about their actual experiences and problem areas, then designing the final delivered content with this in mind too.



  • What has changed in process and requirements over recent times?
  • Where does the GMC feel the key problems lie?
  • What are the proposed best practices and solutions to these issues?
  • Where are the majority of concerns being found & why?


  • What are the key challenges facing Trusts, especially this one?
  • How are these best tackled?
  • What has experience taught us around optimisation of the appraisal process?
  • How can we have the highest positive impact with the least negative or disruptive process?


  • Appraisal feedback - especially where there are concerns
  • Managing emotions, naivety and denial
  • Managing perception gaps between appraisee and appraiser
  • Psychology in appraisals - considering the individual
  • Avoiding inadvertent psychological bias
  • Special considerations when there are concerns
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Understanding the escalation process
  • The role of the Responsible Officer in escalation
  • Reassuring the appraisee and managing their reactions
  • Approaching poor performance appraisals supportively

This section will be modified in terms of final content in response to the questionnaire. 

Course Dates

  • ~ - 30th, Jun 2030


  • Standard Price: £0.00

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