Further guidance and information

The MAG form (NHS England version 4.0 updated 2016) help text refers to the following external links, as sources of further guidance and information to support the medical appraisal process and the completion of the MAG form.

These same links are set out below under each relevant section of the form.

Instructions for using this form

Personal details

Scope of work

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Quality improvement activity

Significant events

Feedback from colleagues and patients

Review of complaints and compliments

Probity and health statements

Additional information

Appraisal checklist

Stand-alone interactive and printable versions of the Doctor’s medical appraisal checklist (NHS England 2016) are also available. This is intended as an aide memoire for doctors who are not using the MAG form or for doctors who would like a printed version including explanatory notes.

  1. Medical Appraisal Guide: A guide to medical appraisal for revalidation in England, version 4 (NHS Revalidation Support Team, 2013 (reissued with updated hyperlinks September 2014))
  2. Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation (GMC, 2012)
  3. Specialty Guidance for Appraisal and Revalidation (Academy of Medical Royal Colleges)
  4. Appraisal for revalidation: a guide to the process (Academy of Medical Royal Colleges)
  5. Information Management for Medical Revalidation in England (NHS Revalidation Support Team, 2013)
  6. Colleague and patient feedback for revalidation (GMC)
  7. If this is your last appraisal before your revalidation is due, then you must have completed at least one formal patient and colleague feedback exercise, with reflection, in this revalidation cycle for it to be possible for the responsible officer to recommend your revalidation. If you have not done this you should raise this matter with your appraiser before finalising your submission, i.e. not at the appraisal meeting.
  8. Statutory requirement for doctors to have insurance or indemnity (GMC 2015)
  9. The Good medical practice framework for appraisal and revalidation (GMC, 2013)

Summary of appraisal discussion