Practice Manager Appraisal
Whist the thought of participating in the appraisal was somewhat daunting the actuality was supportive and helped address some of my self-confidence issues following a CQC inspection.
(Feedback PM February 2017)
“ I eventually got round to my appraisal last week, having intended to organise it for the past 8 months or so, and it was the best thing I have done in a long time!
My appraiser helped me look at myself and how I work in a completely different way.
It was a revelation.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to my peers.”
(Feedback from Jenny, Practice Manager Feb 2016)
" My appraisal exceeded my expectations"
" I really cannot thank my appraiser enough – I feel much clearer about how I plan to meet my learning and developmental objectives"
(Wessex LMC Appraisal Feedback June 2014)
Wessex LMCs has recognised the value of Practice/Business Managers to General Practices within Wessex and has supported an initiative to develop a system of appraisal for them. The Practice Managers' Supporters Scheme and the linked Appraisal Scheme have been based, with kind permission, on the scheme in Scotland, developed by Marion Foster.
The Value of an Appraisal. . .
It is very important that it is recognised from the outset that this appraisal process is not to replace a performance review. Appraisal is for reflection on the Manager’s work and approach, it is to help identify areas for improvement and development and to demonstrate areas where improvement and development has already been made.
Practice Manager Appraisal Podcast - In this podcast Louise Greenwood, Wessex Local Education, Training and Development Manager (LEaD) tells Ben Gowland, Director, Ockham Healthcare about the activities that have been put in place to support practice managers in the area including a new appraisal system that strengthens PM appraisal and provides productive and motivating time for the appraisees (and their appraisers) whilst also identifying learning needs and allowing planning for the future.
The Process. . .
Ideally, the appraisal process will follow this system:
Please find relevant documents as follows: