Finding an appraiser
Appraisals for doctors without a responsible officer or suitable person must be robust, consistent, and focus on the requirements for safe and effective practice in the UK.
The person who conducts your appraisal must:
- hold GMC registration with a licence to practise (check the registration status of your appraiser on the medical register)
- have a prescribed connection to a designated body or a suitable person that we have approved (check your appraiser’s connection on our List of Registered Medical Practitioners)
- be up to date with their appraiser training
- carry out appraisals for a designated body or suitable person
- have carried out at least five appraisals in the 12 months immediately before your appraisal
- be discussing and reflecting on their role as an appraiser as part of their own whole practice appraisal
- not have a conflict of interest with you
- understand the context, scope and nature of work you do
- not be in the process of having their licence withdrawn
You need to provide a report on your appraisal, wholly completed and signed by your appraiser, as part of your annual return. We'll verify the information in this report and may contact your appraiser directly.