Appraisal is well embedded within the professional lives of doctors with nearly all now taking part in annual appraisal across England.
Systems are in place to support the process and to collect feedback from GPs after each appraisal. Our review of feedback from GPs about their appraisals in 2018-19 showed that they value their appraisal, saying it helped them improve the care they provide to patients, as well as their own personal development and professional skills.
The key findings included:
- 91% of GPs said their appraisal was useful for promoting quality improvement in their work.
- 88% said it was useful for improving patient care.
- 89% reported it was useful for both personal and professional development.
Access the report: Medical appraisal: Feedback from GPs in 2018-19