Appraisal and revalidation: can the circle be squared?
Author: Conlon, Maurice
Source: Clinician in Management, Volume 12, Number 4, December 2004 , pp. 197-202(6)
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
Abstract:This paper describes the position of appraisal for doctors as it is emerging in the NHS. It discusses the tensions inherent in using appraisal as the sole vehicle for making decisions about relicensing doctors (revalidation). It suggests how these tensions might be resolved by careful distinction between appraisal and assessment, so that both can be incorporated into an overall process of continuing performance review.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Publication date: 2004-12-01