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COVID-19 and professional standards activities – resumption of appraisal

 

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COVID-19 and professional standards activities – resumption of appraisal

Medical appraisal was suspended for most doctors in March 2020, to free up clinical time to manage the COVID-19 emergency situation. Medical Appraisal 2020, developed with partners and stakeholders, describes the restart of appraisals using a rebalanced approach that focuses on the doctor’s professional development and wellbeing, and simplifies expectations around supporting information and pre-appraisal paperwork.

This letter from Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director, to Responsible Officers and Medical Directors in England describes the flexible approach to the incremental restoration of appraisal across all organisations in England, beginning by 1 October, with a view to resuming normal levels of activity by 1 April 2021. Further resources to describe and explain this ‘Appraisal 2020’ format, including materials to support appraisers, are hosted on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges website.