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Why have you been asked to attend an interview?

As part of a doctor’s assessment, the assessment team may interview people have worked with the doctor.

Interviewees are usually chosen by the assessment team. But in some circumstances, the doctor may also be invited to nominate colleagues.

Colleagues are chosen because they have been working closely with the doctor. Or because they're in a position to offer insights into aspects of their performance. The assessors will try to gather opinions from a range of colleagues, which may include junior and non-clinical colleagues.

The assessment team is interested in your experience of working with the doctor and in any information about their performance that has been shared with you in your professional capacity. Your knowledge of the doctor’s performance might come from:

  • personal observation
  • sharing patient care and patient feedback
  • your role as a manager or supervisor
  • formal systems of clinical governance or reporting.