Scottish Medical Appraiser Handbook

for Appraisers working in Scotland

The purpose of this handbook is to act as a practical resource to support Medical Appraisers (in both Primary and Secondary Care) and to provide practical solutions for issues that arise through the appraisal process.

The scenarios and examples used are offered as ideas for adaptation and consideration, rather than a prescribed method of undertaking appraisal.  This handbook is intended to complement the guidance from your Appraisal Lead and Local Administrators, who should be your first port of call for local appraisal queries.

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Please note - this is NOT a user guide for SOAR.  For guidance and information around the use of SOAR please check out the Appraiser section.


Appraiser Handbook | File Size: 223.92 KB | Date Updated: 17/12/2015

This page was last updated on: 30/08/2017