For the first time, we held TWO Annual Appraisers' Conferences in 2019, one in Dorset and one in Hampshire.
- Thursday 19th September at RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ
- Tuesday 24th September at Highfield Park, Heckfield, nr Hook RG27 0LG
The enjoyable events were well-attended by our Appraisers and Key Stakeholders, and below is a summary of the programme. The PDF above provides the full programme for both days with Facilitator biographies.
MAIN ROOM PRESENTATIONS:
- Welcome and Service Lead Address - Dr Susi Caesar
- Tier 2 Visa Sponsor - Dr Laura Edwards
- Shame and the Medical Identity - Dr Sandy Miles
- Brief Intervention to Improve Physical Activity - Dr Sarah Kay
- Can Appraisal QA Ever Be “INSPIRE-ing”? - Dr Susi Caesar
- Bias: Are You Fit To Appraise? (Dorset only) - Dr Lowri Kew
- About the Diploma in Medical Education - Dr Jeremy Ferguson
- Trust in Appraisal - Deputy Service Lead, Dr Steph Hughes
- Workshop 1: Crisis Management - facilitated by Pip Brown
Providing Appraisers with additional support for their Appraisees by way of offering them a ‘pilot manager's’ perspective on the undertaking and provision of management and support through time-critical operational events, day-to-day levels of high workload, or matters arising on a more personal level. Talking through case studies and some simple tools and frameworks - taken from the aviation industry, widely used in pilot management - that could be used to offer further support in conversations during annual Appraisals. Looking at some coping strategies which may help Appraisees work through and recover from stressful or personal events.
- Workshop 2: NLP in Appraisal - Dr Sam Powell
Giving Appraisers a brief introduction to what NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is and how it can be useful in Appraisals. Looking at a little background and how it can be helpful to improve rapport, as well as touching on some of the techniques that have come in handy during Appraisals.
- Workshop 3: “My Job Isn’t Working” - Michael Brown
What do you do if, during an Appraisal, you discover that the Appraisee is planning to leave the medical profession? An interactive workshop to potentially help reduce the number of Appraisees who may be considering leaving their roles as GPs by ‘putting more tools in your bag’ and enabling Appraisers to feel more confident and comfortable with such a discussion, potentially encouraging the Appraisee to re-assess this major decision by helping them to think through their situation and consider alternative options. Appraisers are in a unique position to have this conversation and, if they handle it well, they can make a huge difference to balancing the mindset of an Appraisee.
- Workshop 4: Writing With Style: The Power of the Sentence - Kathryn Bevis
A practical creative writing workshop focused on improving Appraisers’ confidence in the quality of their writing. Exploring the infinite possibilities of the sentence, and offering plenty of tips and tricks to participants in order to enhance the precision, sophistication, and relevance of their writing in assessments and beyond.
- Workshop 5: Personality Profiling for GP Appraisals - Dr Kirstine Haslehurst
Discussing the role that Personality Type Profiling could play in improving the effectiveness of GP Appraisals in England. Many Appraisers have undertaken a Myers-Briggs Personality Type indicative test during their career, as have Appraisees. The literature surrounding the Myers-Briggs Profiling suggests certain personality types are most suited to being Appraisers. Is this truly the case? Does the Appraiser workforce reflect this commonly held belief? Does the available feedback suggest that more emphasis needs to be placed on matching the right Appraiser to an individual Appraisee?