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Medical Assessors Required

The Medical Council established performance assessment procedures in 2012 to work with doctors who are the subject of concerns regarding performance. This development strengthens and modernises the work of the Medical Council. The procedures include an assessment of performance to understand the cause of concern and to provide a basis for remedial action that will protect the public and support doctors in the pursuit of good professional practice.

Medical Assessors Required

We are now augmenting the Assessor Subcommittee by selecting and training additional assessors in 2018. We are seeking expressions of interest from potential medical assessors in the following disciplines:

  • General Practice
  • Psychiatry

Successful applicants will work as part of a small assessment team to conduct performance assessments. These assessments will provide an independent view on the performance of the doctor, within the wider context of their practice, identify satisfactory practice and any areas of concern, identify factors that may be contributing to these concerns, and make recommendations for addressing any difficulties identified. Your work as an assessor will help to protect the public and to support doctors in the pursuit of good professional practice.

Assessors will be asked to conduct a variable number of assessments, depending on the type of concerns raised with the Medical Council during a given year.

Before requesting an application pack, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • You have significant experience in your field of practice
  • You are currently or recently working in clinical practice 
  • You are in good standing with the Medical Council (and any other professional regulator and/or professional body with which you are associated) 
  • You are familiar with the principles of assessment, audit and review with experience of judging the performance of a peer (for example as an assessor, reviewer or examiner) 
  • You have proven report writing skills

The Medical Council will provide successful applicants with specialised training and following completion of this process, you will be added to a panel of assessors.

Professional fees, travel and expenses will be payable to assessors who conduct performance assessments.

For an application pack and further information please email: indicating which speciality you are interested in.

Closing date for application forms is 5PM, Thursday 12th April 2018.