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The Appraisal Discussion

At your appraisal, the discussion will be based upon the information that you have submitted. The main focus of the discussion will vary but will tend to touch on all the areas mentioned above and will usually conclude with summarising agreed actions that you would like to take as a result of your appraisal reflections and in particular, next year’s Personal Development Plan goals.

Your appraiser will keep the details of your discussion confidential and will write up a summary of the meeting which will then be sent back to you to agree. When this is signed off by both of you, it is sent to the Wessex Appraisal Service. This summary will contain output statements which allow the appraiser to indicate to the Responsible Officer that an appropriate appraisal has taken place in accordance with GMC guidelines and that no issues have been raised which call into question your fitness to practise.