• hold GMC registration with a licence to practise
  • have a prescribed connection to a designated body (or a suitable person that we have approved)
  • have been recently trained in the knowledge and skills to carry out appraisals for revalidation
  • carry out appraisals for a designated body or suitable person
  • confirm with us that they are discussing and reflecting on their role as an appraiser as part of their scope of practice at their own appraisal
  • understand the professional obligations placed on doctors by our guidance Good medical practice
  • not have a conflict of interest with you and avoid any appearance of bias in the appraisal
  • understand the context, scope and nature of work you do
  • see and verify the fitness for purpose of the supporting information you take to your appraisal
  • refer doctors to us if they have concerns about fitness to practise
  • not carry out appraisals for doctors without a connection if they (the appraiser) are in a licence withdrawal process
  • be able to give evidence, when we ask, that they meet all the above criteria.