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New Appraiser training courses

New Appraiser training courses


The latest round of New Appraiser Training courses is listed below.

Please note, the focus of the Medical Appraiser courses is intended (and funded) for primary and secondary care doctors for the purposes of Medical Revalidation.  The content is bespoke for this and whilst we welcome applications from other areas, our priorities are with the medical colleagues.

New Appraiser: Training format

We have developed our training programme so that it is suitable for remote delivery, and this will be our default training approach.

  • The training course is delivered via a mix of mandatory online modules and 2x half-days attendance (via MS Teams)
  • Participants will be assessed on the course and the outcome will be communicated ASAP post-training

Copies of the programme/timetable are available for info, along with the assessment sheet in which tutors will assess participants' readiness to take on the appraiser role.

New Appraiser: Training courses

When considering your availability, please select up to 3 courses from the list and rank your preference accordingly.

  • Where the training course ID ends in A, it signifies morning sessions (9am to 12:30pm)
  • Where the training course ID ends in P, it signifies afternoon sessions (1:30pm to 5pm)
  • Where the training course ID doesn't end in A or P, it signifies an all-day in-person event (9:15am to 4:45pm)

Please note this course is run over two half-days and you MUST attend both days of the same course.

Events List- New Appraiser Training Only
IDCourseDatesLocation
N114P New Appraiser (N114P)

Fully booked

18/06/2024
25/06/2024
MS Teams
N114A New Appraiser (N114A)

Fully booked

18/06/2024
25/06/2024
MS Teams
N115A New Appraiser (N115A)

Fully booked

04/09/2024
11/09/2024
MS Teams
N115P New Appraiser (N115P) 04/09/2024
11/09/2024
MS Teams
N116P New Appraiser (N116P) 02/10/2024
09/10/2024
MS Teams
N116A New Appraiser (N116A) 02/10/2024
09/10/2024
MS Teams
N117A New Appraiser (N117A) 01/11/2024
08/11/2024
MS Teams
N118P New Appraiser (N118P) 21/11/2024
28/11/2024
MS Teams
N118A New Appraiser (N118A) 21/11/2024
28/11/2024
MS Teams
N119P New Appraiser (N119P) 20/02/2025
27/02/2025
MS Teams
N119A New Appraiser (N119A) 20/02/2025
27/02/2025
MS Teams
N120P New Appraiser (N120P) 11/03/2025
18/03/2025
MS Teams
N120A New Appraiser (N120A) 11/03/2025
18/03/2025
MS Teams

New Appraiser: Application process

  1. Carefully read the role description / personal specifications.
  2. If interested, contact the employing health board's Appraisal Lead in the first instance to determine if there is vacancy and support for your application.
    (For primary care GP applicants, this takes the form of a formal interview.)
  3. If supported, download and complete the application form and email it to the employing health board's Appraisal Lead; and copy in Medical.Appraisal@nes.scot.nhs.uk.

Applications without the support of Appraisal Leads will not be processed.

Please do NOT print and scan your forms back to us, the application form needs to be in the original Word format for us to be able to import it into our system.

Make sure you take the time to complete the pre-course modules prior to attending the allocated training course.

New Appraiser: Assessment

Participants on the New Appraiser training courses are assessed.  At the end of the training, the tutors will convene to make a recommendation on the participants' readiness to take on the medical appraiser role.

Similar to appraisal, this is NOT a pass/fail process.

Health boards may choose to appoint a participant deemed as "not ready" if they feel they can support any further development required (e.g. confidence etc); and equally some health boards may not be able to appoint those deemed as "ready" if the local situation changes or the participant changes their mind.

NES is only responsible for the training provision.  Employment terms and contracts are negotiated between appraisers and the employing health boards.

Related Documents

New Appraiser Course Application

Please do not unlock the document and return the form in original format, otherwise we cannot import the application and will delay the process in allocating you a place.

Date updated: 10/03/2023

Size: 94719 - KB

Type: docx

Medical Appraiser: Role description and Personal specification

NB:  Recruitment and employment of medical appraisers is managed locally by the health boards – this document is intended as an example for boards to adapt for local use.

Date updated: 27/05/2022

Size: 81876 - KB

Type: docx



This page was last updated on: 13/03/2024