ROAN information sheets

Responsible Officer and Appraiser Network (ROAN) information sheets are written on an ad hoc basis, on issues of relevance to responsible officers and their teams, medical appraisers and doctors. They cover a broad range of topics, from logistics to support consistency between designated bodies, clarification/promotion of existing guidance, to suggestions and resources for appraisers to offer doctors whom they are appraising. Each new sheet is added to the top of the list below so most recent sheets are towards the top.

Interested colleagues are encouraged to bookmark this page. It is best to access the sheets direct from this page, to be confident of referring to the most up to date version. Please email for assistance if needed.

40. Medical Appraisal 2020: In 2020 NHS England and NHS Improvement worked with partners to develop a revised format of medical appraisal. This is known as the ‘Appraisal 2020 model’ and is published on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges website.

39. Letter from Professor Steve Powis to ROs and MDs 3 September 2020

38. Letter from Professor Steve Powis to ROs and MDs 19 March 2020

37. Sharing appraisal information with employers

36. Intercollegiate document on safeguarding guidance

35. Late feedback submission as a cause of revalidation deferral

34. HQIP as a resource for quality improvement information at appraisal

33. Disclosure of appraisal information to third parties

32. Technology assisted appraisal

31. Appraiser indemnity post Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP)

30. Pre-employment Medical Practice Information Transfer (MPIT)

29. email addresses for NHS England appraisers

28. Tracking scope of work for trainees

27. Keeping appraisal submissions proportionate

26. Access to clinical records for professional development

25. Splitting the medical director and responsible officer functions – making it work

24. Leadership in primary care

23. Quality improvement: best practice for clinical letters

22. GPs with Extended Roles accreditation framework

21. Reviewing all roles in scope of work

20d. GP support – wellbeing

20c. GP career support – newly qualified and first 5s

20b. GP career support – career break, returners, leavers

20a. GP career support – experienced GPs

19. Appraisal out of training posts

18. NHS England appraiser exceptional expenses

17. MDRO Joint Role

16a. Responsible Officer Function and GDPR (NHS England responsible officers)

16b. Responsible Officer Function and GDPR (All responsible officers)

15. Minimising paperwork to maximise benefit 

14. Patient feedback during 2nd cycle

13. Clinical governance in the new NHS

12. Written reflective practice in appraisals

11. Doctors new to the UK

10. Incapacitated appraiser

9. Appraisal skills video

8. Confidentiality of appraisal reflection

7. Scheduling appraisal for short-term doctors

6. GPs working abroad

5. Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs)

4. Leadership

3. GP health

2. GP retention scheme

1b. Simplifying appraisal preparation for GPs

1a. Simplifying appraisal preparation for doctors