Information for Clinical Academic Consultants on Appraisal / Performance and Development Review.
In accordance with the terms of the new consultant contract and the recommendations in the Follett Report, all clinical academic consultants are required to participate in an annual joint appraisal with both University and NHS appraisers.
Participation in appraisal is a requirement for pay progression and plays an important part in revalidation processes. The Appraisal documentation for clinical academic staff can be found below. Please note that the documentation contains an Academic Appendix for use by Clinical Academics which covers the same areas as the Colleges performance and development review (P&DR) documentation for non clinical staff.
The content of the Appraisal interview will not be shared with any third party and is confidential to the Appraiser and the Appraisee, with the following provisos:
An agreed summary of the appraisal will be created (Form 4). The Form 4 will be treated confidentially and stored and processed securely. It will be available to future appraisers, your Clinical Director, the Associate Divisional Medical Director, the NHS Lothian Secondary Care Appraisal Lead and the Responsible Officer. For University of Edinburgh employees, the Form 4 is disclosed to the Head of School or Head of College only if circumstances require this.
The Responsible Officer, or their delegated representative, may request access to all the documentation relating to an appraisal in order to obtain the necessary information to make a recommendation to the General Medial Council (GMC) regarding the revalidation of the doctor’s license to practice.
The GMC may request access to all the documentation relating to an appraisal in order to obtain the necessary information to make a decision regarding the revalidation of the doctor's licence to practice.
In the event of serious concerns regarding patient safety, as a result of an appraisal interview, an appraiser may wish to consult with the Appraisal Lead and/or Medical Director regarding the appropriate course of action. The Appraisee will be informed if the appraiser believes this to be necessary. In this situation information which was disclosed during the appraisal may be passed on to the appropriate authority, if this is deemed necessary.
A copy of the completed Academic Appendix should be submitted to the local administrator responsible for storing and collating P&DR documentation in your School or Centre.
This article was published on Oct 29, 2012