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You are required to have an appraisal every year that you are practising medicine and hold a GMC ‘License to Practice’. Your appraisal will inform your Responsible Officer’s decision to make a positive recommendation that your license to practice is ‘revalidated ( ie : ‘Revalidate you’). Your revalidation date is written in your GMC profile in your GMC online page.

In your appraisal, you need to demonstrate that you are up to date, fit to practice, with no concerns regarding your practice.

This website is intended to help doctors fill out their appraisal form to do this and to meet the standards required for revalidation.

If you work at Milton Keynes University hospital, please download the appraisal checklist on the Trust website to ensure that your appraisal portfolio complies with trust policy.

The main parts in the appraisal that this website will help with are –

  • What the Appraisal Form (MAG FORM) looks like.
  • How to write reflection.
  • Scope of Work – what does that mean?
  • Reflecting on a critical incident or SUI.
  • Reflecting on your feedback from MSFs.
  • Understanding what PDP actually is.
  • The Appraisal Summary.

The menu tabs are the parts of the appraisal that are covered.

The main fault with most appraisal documents is that the appraisee hasn’t written much. Write your thoughts about your activity down, reflect on what you have done, and get your appraiser to write a good summary that states what evidence you have provided of good practice, learning and reflection.

Please be aware that all inputs into the apprisal portfolio must be anonymised and contain NO identifiable information – patient or colleague.