AppraisalAid is categorised in to the six areas of supporting evidence required for appraisal, each packed with downloadable templates, best practice, useful tips and frequently asked questions.
Using AppraisalAid to stock your appraisal toolkit with appraiser-friendly goodies
When it comes to your appraisal, think of your chosen appraisal toolkit (Clarity etc) as a display cabinet. It has nicely labelled shelves for your appraiser to browse. But you need some interesting goodies to put on the shelves. This is where your completed NASGP AppraisalAid templates come in. You’ve already done the demanding, thinking work. Adding your reflections to your toolkit is now an admin task of copy and paste, and perhaps a document upload.
A portable, searchable learning system for appraisal
But your learning isn’t just to be locked away for your appraisal. How would it be if next time you see a patient with Bell’s palsy, you don’t have to spend 30 minutes researching the prednisolone dosing regime, but you could look up your case review from 18 months ago to remind yourself?
Developing your own learning system using cloud-based document storage will give you access to your own portable, easy-to-search, record of learning carried with you to every practice that has a modern internet browser, or on your smartphone with 3G/4G.
Many of our downloads are available as Google Docs or Microsoft Word documents. Both can be stored as single files that you can download on to a hard disk of a computer. However, if you want to access them at any time from any computer or other device (ideal for GP locums working in many practices) then look into cloud based storage options such as Google Drive.
If you click on one of our Google Docs links, you'll notice that it's 'view only'. So in order to make a copy of this, click on the 'Sign in' link on the Google Doc screen (usually top right hand of the screen) and sign in with your Gmail account*.
Once you've done this, from |File| in the top menu, select 'Make a copy', which will then save your very own copy in your own Google Drive for you to access and customise.
*Don't have a Gmail account? You'll be prompted to signup for one if you try to sign in. Worth doing; it's quick, free and you get email and calendar along with the Google Drive (document storage).