Friday, 17 August 2012


There is little doubt in my mind that the great majority of Doctors regard the practice of appraisal with utter contempt. A purposeless, unfit abortion of a concept, with revalidation as it’s bastard offspring.

That this seething undercurrent of animosity exists was brought home to me by a friend who recently attended an interview for a Consultant position. He was asked what he thought of the revalidation process by one of the committee. He knew the “correct” answer but felt strongly enough to be truthful, and let rip with what he really thought.

He got appointed.

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of a friend who went for a senior charge nurse post a few years ago. Was asked about the nursing process and proceeded to tell the panel exactly what he thought - he got the job.

    Maybe there is a bit of hope if the people at the sharp end are aware of the crap that we have to do.