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Your appraiser will require the following supporting information from you before your appraisal:

  1. A copy of last year’s appraisal summary and Personal Development Plan (PDP): if you used one of the electronic methods detailed below these will be directly accessible by your appraiser.
  2. Supporting information on all your roles: for extended roles this includes how you qualified and are fit to practice for each role, how you keep up to date, appraisal/ feedback on your roles and your plans to improve your performance in each role. The coverage of each role does not have to take place every year so long as each is presented and discussed at some stage in the five year revalidation cycle.
  3. A log of your Continuous Professional Development at least 50 hours per year with evidence of reflection. It is not sufficient to provide a list of attendance certificates with handwritten notes. You no longer need to provide attendance certificates. Include confirmation of mandatory training. This is currently 2 hours of level 3 child safeguarding training (annual requirement) and CPR update training (18 monthly requirement). Here is an example of a template you can use:

    CPD Reflective Learning Educational Log or GMC app to record learning
    My CPD app Apple iTunes
    My CPD app Google play
  4. Details of Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) you have undertaken as detailed below. You should include at least two Significant Event Audits (SEAs) or, if you did not have any SEAs, then two case reviews with reflection (see Quality Improvement section for further details). QIA can also include audits, prescribing and referral data. Include examples of minutes of clinical meetings where you discussed ways of improving patient care.

  5. Complaints and compliments – ensure your appraiser is aware of these but you may find it easier to submit the documentation at the appraisal meeting.
  6. Patient and colleague feedback – there is a new requirement to submit annual patient feedback. In addition formal benchmarked patient and colleague feedback needs to be submitted once in every five year revalidation cycle. Edgecumbe and CFET usually send the feedback to your appraiser (with your consent) prior to your appraisal.
  7. Probity or personal Health concerns - ensure you mention concerns in your appraisal form; you may find it easier to discuss these issues at the appraisal meeting.

You may find it helpful to read:
Revalidation Officer’s letter to GPs regarding revalidation
GMC advice on Supporting information for Appraisal and Revalidation
RCGP powerpoint update on appraisal revalidation guidance

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