The GP appraisal process restarted in BHR and across England from 1st October 2020. This letter, sent from Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director to Responsible Officers and Medical Directors in England details the approach for this year https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/covid-19-and-professional-standards-activities-letter-from-professor-stephen-powis/
There is agreement that as always, your medical appraisal must provide an opportunity for a confidential professional discussion, as part of supporting your personal and professional development. But at this unprecedented time, it is particularly important that your preparation must be straightforward and proportionate.
More details are provided in the national documents and guidance which are accessible from this link https://www.aomrc.org.uk/revalidation-cpd/appraisal-revalidation-during-covid-19/
For those of you that usually have your appraisal between October and March, the NHSE&I appraisal team should have been in touch to let you know who your appraiser is and if you are due a new appraiser. If you feel it will not be possible to go ahead with your appraisal at this time, please do let the appraisal office know by email at email@example.com
Dr Anil Mehta, Chair Redbridge CCG