Online Advanced Medical Appraisal Preparation Skills Course For Doctors
(Certified 12 hours of CPD)
Telephone 0203 633 0150
About The Course
The General Medical Council UK reaffirmed its core aims of Appraisals in their "Taking Revalidation Forward" publication in 2017:
"Appraisals aim to create an environment in which lifelong learning can flourish, where doctors are supported to deliver high quality safe care, for all their patients. That means protecting the time needed for doctors to reflect and to learn, without making time-heavy demands on the way they do so ".
This up to date online Advanced Appraisal Preparation Course provides expert guidance on how doctors can achieve these aims, so that each of their Appraisals is a rewarding and professionally developmental experience, which goes far beyond a "tick- box exercise".
The course will be of great benefit to all doctors working in the NHS and Independent sectors, in substantive, part time and locum positions.
It is for all doctors, irrespective of their level of experience of Appraisals and irrespective of their specialty, grade or professional background.
This includes overseas doctors aiming to work in the UK.
The course may also be of value to Certified Medical Appraisers, who are wishing to update and or to develop their Appraiser skills further.
The course also provides a deep insight into UK medical practice processes from a Clinical Governance and Risk Management point of view, which will be invaluable to all doctors, including those who are new to UK practice and to UK Medical Appraisals and Revalidation.
The course is written in the style of a virtual Appraisal workshop, with virtual Appraisers and virtual Appraisee doctors. This allows the reader to immerse themselves in the workshop topics, delegate and Appraiser interactions and discussions, in an informative and entertaining way.
The course aims to provide doctors with clarity and certainty about:
> GMC and NHS England guidelines and requirements for UK Medical Appraisals and Revalidation
> The types of supporting information required for Appraisals and Revalidation
> How much time to spend on Appraisal Preparation and how to make the preparation process efficient
> The types and volume of CME / CPD that is required
> How to make effective written reflections on CME / CPD, in accordance with GMC guidelines
> The types and volume of Quality Improvement Activities, that is required, in accordance with GMC guidelines
> How to approach Appraisal discussions and reflections when a Medical Error has been made.
> How to approach Appraisal discussions and reflections when one has been the subject of a complaint
> The requirements of and the process of collecting Colleague and Patient feedback, in accordance with GMC guidelines
> How to make effective written reflections on the results of Colleague and Patient feedback
> How to consider and discuss aspects of Risk Management of patient safety, during an Appraisal
My name is Dr Mark Golder MB BChir [Cantab], PhD, FRCS [Eng], FRCS [Gen], FRCPath [ME]
I am a UK trained and accredited Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon and a trusted, certified and highly experienced Senior Independent Medical Appraiser.
I have successfully facilitated over 1200 UK Medical Appraisals for doctors working in the UK National Health Service (NHS) and independent sectors, in accordance with the General Medical Council (UK) [GMC] and NHS England guidelines on Medical Appraisals and Revalidation. I have helped these doctors get through their annual Medical Appraisals and Revalidation with ease.
My experience of Risk Management of patient safety has been gained from 20 years of working as a Surgeon in the front line of acute medical services in the UK NHS and also from the considerable volume of Appraisal work that I have done. This has included the scrutiny of numerous Significant Events and Complaints, that doctors have been involved in.
I also have considerable experience in appraising doctors who are under investigation by the GMC - this accounts for, on average, 10% of my appraisal work.
This particular aspect of my work, requires a high level of understanding of GMC requirements for UK Medical Appraisals and Revalidation, but also experience in Medical Risk Management of patient safety and the associated potential events and scenarios that commonly lead a doctor to being placed under investigation.
My General Medical Council (UK) registration number is: 4260026