Role of the Appraisal Lead

Local Appraisal Leads are tasked with ensuring that all doctors working in their Health Boards have an annual appraisal, aided by the Primary and Secondary Care Administrative teams respectively.

The Appraisal Leads may be the appropriate people to maintain the Register of NES trained appraisers, and may also be responsible for organising the selection of prospective appraisers to attend the NES Appraiser Training Courses.

The Appraisal Leads are responsible for allocating the appraiser to an appraisee, aided by the local admin teams (although other structures for this can be developed locally).

Appraisal Leads, in conjunction with the Appraisal Steering Group, will monitor the quality of appraisal. A system should be developed to monitor the quality of appraisal by reviewing a sample of Appraisal Form 4s, and the appraisee and appraiser Feedback forms. Unsatisfactory appraiser performance will be addressed by the Appraisal Advisers/Leads.  This may involve further training for the appraiser.

Appraisal Leads are also responsible for arranging regular meetings to ensure that all appraisers are up-to-date, and to share best practice.

This page was last updated on: 26/06/2015