Guidance on supporting information for appraisal and revalidation

Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation

5 During your annual appraisals,* you will use supporting information to demonstrate that you are continuing to meet the principles and values set out in Good medical practice.

6 This guidance sets out the supporting information you will need to provide at your annual appraisal and the frequency with which it should be provided. It also gives further details on how the information can be used or discussed during appraisal.

7 The supporting information you must bring to your appraisal falls under four broad headings:

General information - Providing context about what you do in all aspects of your work; Keeping up to date - Maintaining and enhancing the quality of your professional work; Review of your practice - Evaluating and improving the quality of your professional work; Feedback on your practice - Seeking and acting on feedback about the quality of your professional work

8 There are six types of supporting information you must collect, reflect on and discuss at your appraisal. They are:

a Continuing professional development

b Quality improvement activity

c Significant events

d Feedback from patients or those to whom you provide medical services

e Feedback from colleagues

f Compliments and complaints

9 By providing all six types of supporting information over your revalidation cycle you should, through reflection and discussion at appraisal, have demonstrated your practice against all 12 attributes outlined in our separate guidance, The good medical practice framework for appraisal and revalidation. This will make it easier for your appraiser to complete your appraisal and for your responsible officer to make a recommendation to us about your revalidation.

* Annual appraisal should be taken to mean Annual Review of Competence Progression for doctors in training.