GP Appraisal is a key component of Revalidation. The NHS England – Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire Area Team (BGSW) Area Team are responsible for the process for appraisals and revalidation of GPs.
The Responsible Officer for the Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire area is Dr Liz Mearns, Medical Director, NHS England (BGSW Area Team).
The day to day administration is conducted from the NHS England Area Team office in Brockworth, Gloucester, by Admin Assistant, Samantha Green and Project Officer, Kate Barnes. They can be contacted on;
BGSWHUB.GPappraisals@nhs.net tel. 0113 825 3510
Kate.firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 0113 825 3500
To support the appraisal process, GPs are encouraged to use a toolkit for appraisal. There are a number of toolkits available on the market which includes the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), Severn Appraisal Toolkit and Clarity. Please be aware a subscription fee may be applicable for using these toolkits.
It is also possible to use electronic document Form 4 as per below.
The Revalidation Support Team has also recently set up an interactive PDF based on the appraisal summary (Medical Appraisal Guide – Model Appraisal Form).
For up to date information on Revalidation please visit the Revalidation Support Team and GMC websites, or contact Kate Barnes, Project Officer, NHS England (BGSW) Area Team on Kate.email@example.com or 0113 825 3500.