GP Appraisal was introduced in 2003 and has been managed and co-ordinated by NIMDTA since April 2006. Appraisal is intended to be a formative process, giving GPs the opportunity to review their performance, chart continuing progress and identify any developmental needs.
In managing the appraisal process in Northern Ireland, NIMDTA works in partnership with the DHSSPSNI and the Health & Social Care Board under the guidance of a Central Board of Management, which has representation from the General Practice Committee of the BMA and the Royal College of General Practitioners.
GP Appraisal has the potential to develop the individual doctor and interface with the clinical governance agenda at a practice level to improve the overall quality of GP care across the region.
GP appraisals continue to be undertaken predominantly via zoom. In view of this it is imperative that all the information and evidence required by your appraiser is made available to your appraiser at least two weeks before the date of your appraisal.
This information should include:
- Previous Form 4 and PDP
- Current Forms 1-3
- All CP2as relating to non- GMS work
- Evidence of CPD, Quality improvement activity, SEAs, Complaints
- Confirmation of appropriate medical indemnity
Any other relevant information.
Appraisals can also be undertaken face to face when appraiser and appraisee agree that this is appropriate.