HOW IT WORKS ... ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
For their Annual Appraisal, every doctor collects a 'folder of evidence' to show how they are meeting the GMC's medical standards. The information includes feedback from patients and colleagues, and proof of continuing medical training.
The doctor will meet annually with a specially trained medical colleague - the Appraiser - to discuss their 'folder of evidence' and to reflect upon how they can improve their treatment of patients.
The information from the Annual Appraisal is given to the doctor's 'Responsible Officer' - a senior doctor who will then make a recommendation to the GMC.
Once the new system is operational, all doctors will be Revalidated (re-licensed) every five years.