Letters False god of appraisal

Designing a better appraisal system that meets the needs of trainees and the public

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6053 (Published 11 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6053
  1. Michael P Turner, core trainee year 1 doctor1
  1. 1Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes MK6 5LD, UK
  1. michael.turner4{at}nhs.net

I wholeheartedly agree with McCartney’s observations about appraisal.1 It is time consuming and I know of no evidence that it improves outcomes.

Other GPs have similar concerns. A 2008 survey of GPs found that 11 of 671 responders brought forward retirement plans because of the introduction of appraisal.2 …

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