About

paulThis website contains information provided by Dr Paul Myers, who is an experienced appraiser. He is a specialist in providing appraisals for both NHS and independent sector doctors.

In addition to providing appraisals for a variety of independent designated bodies, he is also currently working with NHS London on providing appraisals for ‘Responsible Officers”.

The organisation ‘Doctors Appraisal Consultancy‘ provides support and information to all UK doctors seeking information about the new revalidation scheme being introduced by the government during 2012.

If further information about the new revalidation and appraisal arrangements are required these can be provided through this website or by e-mail to info@doctorsappraisal.co.uk , or by telephone on 07727 893393.

THE LINK BETWEEN APPRAISAL AND REVALIDATION

Revalidation is the process by which doctors will have to demonstrate to the General Medical Council (GMC) that they are up to date and fit to practice and that they are complying with the relevant professional standards. All doctors now need to demonstrate that they meet the standards of Good Medical Practice for revalidation and therefore re-licensing.

It will be through the annual appraisal process, that doctors can show that they are meeting the relevant standards, together with information provided by the designated body with which they have a ‘prescribed connection’.

Satisfactory appraisals over a five year period will enable a Responsible Officer (RO) to recommend revalidation to the GMC. This would be followed by the re-licensing of the doctor by the GMC for a further five years.

This Doctors Appraisal Consultancy website provides independent advice and information about the new UK system for appraisal and revalidation. The majority of NHS doctors will be covered for this process by the NHS scheme. Independent (private) doctors will require their own system for applying for revalidation, through the responsible officer of their designated organisation to whom they are linked. For queries about how to do this contact Dr. Myers for advice on the appraisal process. The Doctors Appraisal Consultancy can also arrange to provide appraisals for UK doctors.

However it should be noted that once the system of revalidation is introduced, there must be an agreed association between the appraiser and the RO, in order for the RO to accept the appraiser’s report.

For more information about a prescribed connection between a doctor and his designated body, and to find out whether an appraisal provided by the Doctors Appraisal Consultancy, would be acceptable to a given RO, get in touch with us through our contacts page