Cumbria and the North East
Medical Appraisal & Revalidation
NHS England
Contact Cumbria and the North East Medical Appraisal and Revalidation



The change in focus and content of appraisals after the first wave of Covid has implications for you as an appraiser in terms of preparing for te appraisal,conducting the appraisal discussion, signposting support and completing the output documents. There are two core documents that you must read to become familiar with the detals of the medical appraisal 2020 process;

♦ NHSE guidance for appraisers for 2020 Covid appraisal

♦ NHSE powerpoint on 2020 Covid appraisal

Your skills as an appraiser have never been more important and are absoltuley essential to the success of this revised appraisal process.

Other useful guidance

♦ Remote appraisal guidance

♦ Raising concerns following an appraisal

♦ Appraiser sign off of MSF

Quality assurance process

The QA process will restart as appraisals recomence. Work is ongoing to adapt the EXCELLENCE form to reflect the changes in the 2020 appraisal process.

Your QA review should be carried out three months before your birthday month, using the QA form below, which is completed by the appraiser and sent to the GP tutor who provides feedback on three of your appraisal summaries each year.



We are unable to run face to face training meeitngs for the foreseeable future, as such remoteley faciliatated appraiser update presentations via Zoom will take place. The sessions will include a powerpoint followed by a Q&A session with the Appraisal LEad and RO/Deputy RO. These will be held on the following dates and it is expected that all appraisers attend one session before re-commencing their appriasal work.

                                                             Wednesday 23 September 2020, 4pm - 6pm

                                                             Thursday 24 September 2020, 11am - 1pm

                                                             Tuesday 29 September 2020, 4pm - 6pm

                                                             Tuesday 6 October 2020, 2pm - 4pm

To book your place on future appraiser update events please access RMS using the following link;, selecting meetings and events


For more information please contact us and we will be happy to help.


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