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Medical Appraisal Guidance Scotland

Medical Appraisal Guidance Scotland


A guide to the structures and processes (in Scotland) for the delivery of appraisal for revalidation purposes is provided at the bottom of this page, along with a cover letter from the Scottish CMO introducing it.

Doctors must evidence all of their clinical practice and any other relevant professional work that they undertake by providing supporting information. This is known as “whole practice appraisal”.

In preparation for their annual appraisals, doctors must provide supporting information to demonstrate that they are continuing to meet the principles and values set out in Good Medical Practice.

The GMC has produced guidance regarding the supporting information that is required: Guidance on Supporting Information for Appraisal and Revalidation, March 2018, updated November 2020.

Doctors may choose to bring additional supporting information to show that they are “up-to-date and fit to practise” such as that recommended by their Medical Royal College, but this is additional to the supporting information requirements for revalidation.

Please remember that the appraisal should include an opportunity for focused reflection on maintaining the personal and professional wellbeing of the doctor.

All of the documentation must be available to the appraiser at least two weeks prior to the appraisal interview. The interview may be postponed if the information is not available at that time, unless agreed otherwise by both parties.

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This page was last updated on: 21/03/2022