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Appraisals and COVID-19
[My Appraiser] was very well prepared, very good at establishing rapport, supportive, celebratory, yet still gently getting me to look at a few things in my work that aren’t going so well. I felt this was one of the best appraisals I have ever had and felt energised and positive after it. Taken from Appraisal Feedback, April 2021.
I felt the appraisal process was much improved, much more focus on supporting the individual GP and less emphasis on the supporting information..... I felt I mattered, rather than the process. Taken from Appraisal Feedback, April 2021.
I am most grateful to you, and the appraisers, for all the advice and support you have given me over the last six years of appraisal. Having been so cynical about the value of appraisal in such a limited and non-clinical role as mine, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I found the experience both enjoyable and worthwhile – my thanks to you all. Dr Nicholas Allen, former Medical Referee for Southampton Crematorium.
Having moved from doing appraisals elsewhere in the NHS and outside, I can say that the service you lead has been a completely different organism. Your focus on the appraisee, the support you have organised for appraisers, and the effectiveness of the whole organisation here in Wessex is amazing. I am sad to go but it has been a very enjoyable part of my professional life. Dr Steve Pratt, GP in Totton, former Wessex Appraiser, and Editorial Board Member Red Whale.