AoRMC publishes Medical Appraisal Guide 2020

Posted 10 September 2020

Date: 10 Sep 2020

Type: Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges has published a guide for professional medical appraisals in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This guidance describes how medical appraisal can be carried out considerately and effectively for professional appraisals in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guide develops and emphasises the already established function of appraisals to support doctors in their professional development. It is designed to do two key things; Firstly to help doctors understand what they need to do to prepare for and participate in this appraisal and secondly to help appraisers and designated bodies ensure that this appraisal is carried out consistently and to a high standard. Essentially, this means in a way that supports the professional development of doctors, offers a confidential professional discussion about their experience of the pandemic and provides a chance for them to reflect on their health and wellbeing as essential factors for high standards of professional practice.

This is especially relevant for all doctors who have been personally impacted by COVID-19, through illness or bereavement, and doctors who are at additional risk from COVID-19 such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds or with other factors that increase risk such as pre-existing conditions, increasing age or pregnancy.

To find out more, download the guide.