GP pilots new aid on appraisals
Dr Agnelo Fernandes has piloted an online system that cuts the time GPs need to spend preparing for their appraisal.
The Government-funded system found at www.appraisals.nhs.uk provides basic information about the appraisal for both appraisees and appraisers.
GPs can also get a personal login and electronically fill in all of the documentation needed for their appraisal.
Appraisal statements and personal development plans are automatically generated from the information GPs provide.
Dr Fernandes, a GP in south London, said the toolkit made appraisal more comprehensible.
'It saves time and effort. Starting with blank forms takes a lot longer than a tool which prompts you,' he added.