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ROAN33 and ROAN34

Dear colleague

Responsible officer and appraisal networks – cascade of new information sheet

We are pleased to attach new Responsible Officer and Appraisal Networks (ROAN) sheets for onward cascading:

  • 33 - Disclosure of appraisal information to third parties
  • 34 - HQIP as a resource for quality improvement information at appraisal

Also attached is an updated index of information sheets, dated 11/10/19. We are anticipating that these will be available on the NHS England/Improvement website imminently and will let you know the website details when we have them.

When cascading please cc to the email you received it from for confirmation, as soon as practical (normally within one week).


ROAN information sheets are written on an ad hoc basis, on issues of relevance to responsible officers and their teams, medical appraisers and doctors. As each new sheet is added to the index, a new version of the index is then cascaded. The cascade is as follows:

  • Responsible officers to their team and their appraisers
  • Appraisers may then signpost their doctors to the content of relevant sheets according to each doctor’s cicumstances
  • Recipients are encouraged to store the index for future reference, and to discard/archive previous versions

These information sheets are currently not available on the NHS England website due to the publications process, but we are trialling the use of a SharePoint site for these documents and other draft documents that are awaiting publication). The link is: For those who don’t have a log-in for SharePoint, when you click on the link you should see a screen requesting access. This will come through to our team to approve, and as long as you have a Microsoft account (i.e. use outlook) then you will just be asked to sign in using your email address and password for that email address.

Kind regards,

Debbi Turner

Project Support Officer | Regional Medical Directorate

NHS England and NHS Improvement – South East and South West Regions and

Premier House | 60 Caversham Road | Reading | RG1 7EB

0113 824 9138 | 07730 371331 |