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In March 2020 the GMC, supported by NHS England and Improvement (NHS E&I), suspended appraisal and revalidation to allow doctors to concentrate purely on the immediate clinical challenge.  Nationally medical appraisal will be restarting from 1st October 2020, following an update by the national medical director.   Here is the letter from the NHS England and Improvement Medical Director about Professional Standards, including the restart of appraisal. 


The Academy is publishing the core and support resource materials which can be accessed via  You can also find copies listed below:


Core documents:

Medical Appraisal Guide 2020 v2.0

Medical Appraisal 2020 template v2.0

Medical Appraisal 2020 key points for doctors v2.0


Support documents:

Medical Appraisal 2020 FAQs

Medical Appraisal 2020  guidance for appraisers 2.0

Medical Appraisal 2020 support for doctors