FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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  • 1. What is an appraisal?
  • 2. What is a Designated Body?
  • 3. What is a RO?
  • 4. What form needs to be filled for an appraisal?
  • 5. How often does a doctor need an appraisal?
  • 6. Can you help me to link to a designated body?
  • 7. How soon can I do an appraisal?
  • 8. What are the costs for the appraisal?
  • 9. What supporting information is required for an appraisal?
  • 10. What are my options if I don’t have a designated body?
  • 11. Who is your appraiser?
  • 12. How long does an appraisal meeting last?
  • 13. Do I have to pay every year?
  • 14. How soon can I link to a designated body?
  • 15. Do I need to work in the UK to maintain a link with a Designated Body?
  • 16. How is the appraisal done?
  • 17. Can I get help in completing the form?
  • 18. How do I reactivate my GMC license?
  • 19. Who recommends to the GMC about my revalidation?
  • 20. Is there a cost to use the RO services?
1. What is an appraisal?

Since 2012 GMC has made it mandatory for the licensed doctors to undergo the process of revalidation. For GMC revalidation, annual appraisal for doctors is essential.
Based on annual appraisal reports and supporting information, the GMC revalidates doctors and enables them to maintain their license. Medical appraisal is not only an evaluation of the medical practice of doctors, but it also provides an opportunity for the doctors to determine their professional development goals and evaluate their personal professional development needs.

Appraisals for doctors is a procedure that involves a complete self-review in coordination with the appraiser which is supported by the evidence which is gathered from the complete scope of work by the doctor.

Medical appraisal is not only designed to scrutinize the doctors, but it has definite and far reaching purposes. These include;

  • To give an opportunity to doctor to reflect and evaluate his/ her practise and performance in collaboration with their appraiser for demonstrating that they are always keep themselves up-to-date and are fit to practise.
  • To enable and assist the doctors in planning and determining their professional developmental goals.
  • To identify their needs of learning
  • To make sure that the doctors are efficiently working in alignment to their organisational precedence.

Without appraisal process in place it is difficult to evaluate and monitor the doctor’s fitness to practice and monitor their personal objectives of development.

2. What is a Designated Body?

Your designated body is the organisation that is responsible for providing you with your appraisal and helping you with revalidation. Being connected with a designated body means you can be confident not only of support throughout the appraisal and revalidation processes, but also that you are working within an organisation that is committed to monitoring and improving the quality of it services and therefore, ultimately, patient care.

3. What is a RO?

The responsible officer (RO) of the designated body is the person who makes a recommendation about you, usually every five years, to the General Medical Council (GMC) that you are up to date, fit to practise and should be revalidated. The responsible officer makes their recommendation to the GMC based upon your participation in appraisals throughout the five years, and the information that this provides the RO with about how you practise.

4. What form needs to be filled for an appraisal?

The NHS England MAG form is the standard appraisal form which needs to be filled at each appraisal.

5. How often does a doctor need an appraisal?

Appraisal is an annual process and a doctor who is keen to maintain their license to practice needs to engage in the appraisal process every year.

6. Can you help me to link to a designated body?

Yes, we can help you link with a designated body in the UK.

7. How soon can I do an appraisal?

The appraisal can be done as soon as the MAG form is complete and ready to be presented to the appraiser.

8. What are the costs for the appraisal?

To be determined

9. What supporting information is required for an appraisal?

Supporting information is required for every appraisal. It covers all four domains of the GMC Good Medical Practice. This includes the following:

  • A copy of the previous appraisals if any
  • CPD/CME certificates
  • Engagement with quality improvement activity. Examples include audit, service development pathways meeting attendance, case reviews etc.
  • Any complaints or compliments
  • Feedback from patient (34) and colleagues (15) once every 5 years
  • Photo Identity (Passport/Driving license etc
10. What are my options if I don’t have a designated body?

If a doctor does not have a designated body the GMC allows for submission of an annual return to the GMC directly. The appraiser will need to fill a form called the REV 12 form which needs to be submitted. In recent times the GMC has made the rules very stringent and most of the evidence for the appraisal needs to come from the UK. The GMC will also ask the doctor to sit a revalidation assessment exam in Manchester in the 5th year of their revalidation cycle.

11. Who is your appraiser?

Our appraiser is a GMC registered doctor working in the UAE.He has been doing appraisals since 2012 and has been trained as an appraiser by NHS England and keeps his competency up to date annually. Hehas also done a fellowship in appraisal and revalidation from Oxford and has held roles as revalidation advisor to NHS England and to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in the UK.

12. How long does an appraisal meeting last?

An appraisal meeting lasts from between 45 mins to an hour.

13. Do I have to pay every year?

Appraisal fees needs to be paid on an annual basis.

14. How soon can I link to a designated body?

Link to a designated body can be done within 7-10 days.

15. Do I need to work in the UK to maintain a link with a Designated Body?

There is need to express an intention to work in the UK. The number of days required will need to be negotiated with the designated body. Once the DB link is established further documentation will be required to establish a formal connection with the DB but from an appraisal and revalidation perspective this will go on in the background and the doctor will be able to establish a link to a designated body.

16. How is the appraisal done?

The appraisal is done remotely via video conferencing.

17. Can I get help in completing the form?

We can help in completion of the form at additional cost as part of our concierge services.

18. How do I reactivate my GMC license?
19. Who recommends to the GMC about my revalidation?

The Responsible Officer recommends to the GMC about the revalidation based on annual appraisals.

20. Is there a cost to use the RO services?

There is a charge of £500 for using the RO services which is payable once every 5 years.

Sed pellentesque malesuada viverra. Integer sed egestas nisl. Mauris id lorem ut purus blandit gravida. Ut eget tempus mauris. Aliquam a interdum quam. Aliquam nec ullamcorper lorem, ut mattis purus.

  • 1. What is an appraisal?
  • 2. What is a Designated Body?
  • 2. What is a Designated Body?
  • 3. What is a RO?
1. What is an appraisal?

Since 2012 GMC has made it mandatory for the licensed doctors to undergo the process of revalidation. For GMC revalidation, annual appraisal for doctors is essential.

Based on annual appraisal reports and supporting information, the GMC revalidates doctors and enables them to maintain their license. Medical appraisal is not only an evaluation of the medical practice of doctors, but it also provides an opportunity for the doctors to determine their professional development goals and evaluate their personal professional development needs.

Appraisals for doctors is a procedure that involves a complete self-review in coordination with the appraiser which is supported by the evidence which is gathered from the complete scope of work by the doctor.

Medical appraisal is not only designed to scrutinize the doctors, but it has definite and far reaching purposes. These include;

  • To give an opportunity to doctor to reflect and evaluate his/ her practise and performance in collaboration with their appraiser for demonstrating that they are always keep themselves up-to-date and are fit to practise.
  • To enable and assist the doctors in planning and determining their professional developmental goals.
  • To identify their needs of learning
  • To make sure that the doctors are efficiently working in alignment to their organisational precedence.

Without appraisal process in place it is difficult to evaluate and monitor the doctor’s fitness to practice and monitor their personal objectives of development.

2. What is a Designated Body?

Your designated body is the organisation that is responsible for providing you with your appraisal and helping you with revalidation. Being connected with a designated body means you can be confident not only of support throughout the appraisal and revalidation processes, but also that you are working within an organisation that is committed to monitoring and improving the quality of it services and therefore, ultimately, patient care.

2. What is a Designated Body?

Your designated body is the organisation that is responsible for providing you with your appraisal and helping you with revalidation. Being connected with a designated body means you can be confident not only of support throughout the appraisal and revalidation processes, but also that you are working within an organisation that is committed to monitoring and improving the quality of it services and therefore, ultimately, patient care.

3. What is a RO?

The responsible officer (RO) of the designated body is the person who makes a recommendation about you, usually every five years, to the General Medical Council (GMC) that you are up to date, fit to practise and should be revalidated. The responsible officer makes their recommendation to the GMC based upon your participation in appraisals throughout the five years, and the information that this provides the RO with about how you practise.

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