Scottish GP Appraisal Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to support you when using the online appraisal forms on SOAR (based on the GMC 4 Domains of GMP), to prepare for your annual appraisal and to inform Revalidation.

This Toolkit provides a selection of tools and ideas which can be used to provide supporting information for each of the Domains in Appraisal Form 3.

Summary overview of Domains

Within each of the 4 Domains, there are a number of mandatory Core Elements that you need to provide supporting information for.

Domain 1: Knowledge, Skills & Performance

  • Last year's learning and PDP review
  • Proposals for the current year's PDP
  • Demonstration of good practice

Domain 2: Safety and Quality

  • Quality Improvement Activity (three in 5 years)
  • Significant Event Analysis (five in 5 years)

Domain 3: Communication, Partnership and Teamwork

  • Multi-Source Feedback (one in 5 years)
  • Patient survey (one in 5 years)
  • Additional reflections in a year when neither of the above is undertaken

Domain 4: Maintaining Trust

  • Self declaration statement on Health
  • Self declaration statement on Probity
  • Self declaration statement on Complaints/Critical Incidents

On the online forms, the required Core Elements are detailed at the top of each the relevant pages to serve as a reminder of what's needed for each Domain.

What Supporting Information goes where?

Some items are fairly obvious - for example an audit would usually go in Domain 2 under Quality Improvement Activities. Other items might go under more than one domain heading.

For example, an SEA might refer to a demonstration of good practice or to teamwork, and you might then decide to place it in domains 2 or 4, rather than domain 3. This does not matter as it still counts towards your required number of SEAs for Revalidation.

Tip:

It is useful to have something under each domain to discuss with your appraiser but be selective. It will be more valuable if you have a small number of items that you feel could enhance your learning or development when discussed in depth with your appraiser.



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This page was last updated on: 12/11/2017