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Letters What to do with appraisal

What to do with appraisal: the focus of appraisal is supportive and in the service of professional development

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 13 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3105
  1. Judith M Neaves, GP appraiser and tutor
  1. Kendal LA8 9AG, UK
  1. judith.neaves{at}

Gerada states that doctors cannot choose their own learning needs.1 In fact, developing our own learning needs is a fundamental part of appraisal. The only elements that are compulsory are the multi-source feedback and patient satisfaction questionnaires that are done once every five years. Is this …

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