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2017/2018 Annual Conference

2017/2018 Annual Conference

Held on 4th and 5th May 2017 at the EICC


Workshops for 2017/2018 Scottish Medical Appraisers Conference:

(A) Negotiation Skills for Appraisers

Facilitator: John McKinlay, Training and Education Manager, NHS Education for Scotland

Everyone can negotiate; for some it can take a few minutes over a cup of coffee, for others it can take several months across a table. Irrespective, the effective negotiation will follow seven key steps.

This session will provide you with a negotiation framework, based on those steps, upon which you can hone your own skills and abilities.

(B) Locum Doctor and SAS Grade Appraisal – Improving the Supporting Information

Facilitators: Mrs Victoria Dobie, Associate Specialist / Secondary Care Appraisal Lead, NHS Borders and Dr Tom Cripps, Locum Consultant Anaesthetist, NHS Borders

When considering the different sets of supporting information required for appraisal, it is recognised that locums and SAS doctors may have difficulty in providing the usual documentation, depending on their circumstances. This can make the appraisal process challenging.

This workshop invites participants to work together and explore imaginatively what Locum and SAS doctors could provide for their supporting information.

(C) Tackling scepticism towards Appraisal and Revalidation

Facilitator: Dr Susi Caesar, RCGP Medical Director for Revalidation, Member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Revalidation and Professional Development Committee

An interactive workshops exploring why some people are so sceptical they seem to think appraisal is a swear word, and developing strategies to make appraisals valuable even for those who would prefer not to have to engage.

It is important that appraisers are themselves convinced of the evidence base that demonstrates that appraisals can make a difference to quality of care, in order for them to be able to share that enthusiasm with their appraisees. You should aim to leave this workshop with a clear understanding of how appraisal can be used by doctors to reclaim their professionalism, and some strategies to facilitate that.

(D) Supporting Doctors in Difficulty

Facilitator: Dr Alastair Cook, Medical Director, NHS Lanarkshire

From time to time, doctors find themselves in need of support much like their patients. This workshop explores what some of the issues the doctors in difficulty face, and how we can support them via appraisal.

(E) Mindfulness Skills for Appraisers

Facilitator: Dr Peter Wilkes, Mindfulness Facilitator, NHS Highland (Retired LAA & Appraiser in NHS Highland and Western Isles)

To demonstrate some basic mindfulness techniques designed to help appraisers develop their appraisal skills.

The techniques will be how to relax the mind, how to listen actively and how to formulate open questions.

(F) 'Systems thinking' in Quality Improvement Activities

Facilitator: Dr Duncan McNab, GP Associate Adviser, NHS Education for Scotland

The workshop will include an exploration of what is meant by ‘systems thinking’ and will introduce principles for ‘systems thinking’. The objectives are that participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of ‘systems thinking’.
  • Learn how this approach can improve the analysis of patient safety incidents and the design of successful change.
  • Be able to apply the principles to design change
  • Understand how the principles can inform feedback when reviewing Quality Improvement activities during appraisal.

(G) Unconscious Bias

Facilitator: Dr Kristi Long, Equality and Diversity Adviser, NHS Education for Scotland

Unconscious bias is increasingly recognised as an important factor in managing and developing staff, including appraisal processes. In this interactive workshop we will explore some of the common types of bias, reflect on influences on our thinking, and discuss ways to identify and manage unconscious bias in appraisal.

Participants will:

  • Be able to describe common manifestations of unconscious bias, including confirmation bias, affinity bias and micro-aggression.
  • Be able to identify ways in which bias may impact appraisal.
  • Be aware of methods for identifying, reflecting on and managing unconscious bias.

(H) Resilience Issues in Appraisees

Facilitators: Dr Alison Garvie, Training Programme Director and Associate Adviser, NHS Education for Scotland and Dr Linsey Semple, General Practitioner, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Education for Scotland

This workshop will look at identification of early warning signs of possible resilience issues, including personality traits and behaviours. The workshop will be interactive and draw on the experience of the participants to consider strategies for providing support and signposting resources to appraisees.

Related Documents

(A) Negotiation Skills for Appraisers

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(G) Unconscious Bias in Appraisal

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(G) Handout 1 - Unconscious Bias definition)

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(G) Handout 2 - Encounter Diary example

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(G) Handout 5 - In Groups and Out Groups

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(G) Hand Out 6 Confirmation Bias

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(G) Handout 8 - Micro Behaviours

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(H) Resilience Issues in Appraisees

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