Be an Appraiser

Interested in becoming an Appraiser?

Medical Appraisers in Scotland

The Medical Appraisal Scheme in Scotland offers doctors formative, systematic and regular review with a peer.  It also supports doctors in preparing for revalidation, allowing a positive demonstration of fitness to practise.

Join an enthusiastic group of appraisers throughout Scotland who meet for development both locally and nationally.  The scheme has been well received by both Primary and Secondary Care colleagues in Scotland.

Our new schedule of training courses running from 2015 through to 2017 are detailed and accessed via the links at bottom of page.

To apply, you must be a doctor and have the clinical experience to give you credibility with colleagues.  You must be willing to commit around 0.25 - 0.5 SPA per week (Secondary Care) or 1 session per week (Primary Care) to this role.

By far the most important skills you will possess will be a positive attitude to the principles of peer appraisal and the credibility and interpersonal skills to engage your colleagues in this process.

The Application form and the Equal Opportunities form are available to download from the link below.  Please select the role applicable to you and you will be directed to the correct application pack (they are different for Primary and Secondary Care, as well as new vs. experienced/refresher courses).

Completed Application and Equal Opportunity forms must be returned by email to  You must have your Appraisal Lead's approval prior to applying.

Recruitment process

The Pre-course Documentation page lists all the pre-course material required, if a place on a course has been allocated to you.

For doctors in Secondary Care, you are required to ensure that your line manager and/or Appraisal Lead is aware of your interest and supports your application before submitting your application forms.

The New Appraiser Training Course is assessed.  On completion of the course you and your Medical Director / Appraisal Lead will be informed of the outcome.

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Primary Care (GP), or Secondary Care?

(You are advised to read carefully the role description / personal specification criteria included in the downloads.)

This page was last updated on: 02/08/2017