What is a performance assessment?

A performance assessment is an assessment of the standard of a doctor's professional performance. It provides us with an independent opinion regarding their fitness to practise.

It may be directed as part of an investigation or to inform a review of restrictions on the doctor’s registration. It may also have been directed by a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service tribunal. It will assess the doctor's fitness to practise by looking at a broad sample of their day-to-day work, where possible. The purpose of the assessment is not to investigate specific allegations.

All assessments are carried out in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Fitness to Practise Rules 2004 and Schedule 4 (section 5) of the Medical Act 1983.