Appraisal and Assessment

Appraisal describes the informal and confidential dialogue that should occur regularly between the trainee and their Educational Supervisor. It should be a supportive and formative exercise that underpins trainee development.

Assessment is the system whereby the progress of the trainee is gauged, according to the curricula and the specialty blueprints. It is a summative process, and requires documentation that should be shared with the trainee. It informs the annual review (ARCP) and incorporates workplace-based assessments (WPBAs) and knowledge-based assessments (PACES and SCEs, for example). Further information on assessment can be obtained from the JRCPTB Assessment Introduction and related topics are accessible via the menu above.

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