Published: 31/10/2002, Volume II2, No. 5829 Page 8

The appraisal scheme for non-consultant career-grade doctors has been launched.Trusts are expected to begin planning implementation of appraisals now and ensure all NCCG doctors are appraised in the year ending March 2002 and annually thereafter.The new scheme aims to ensure that appraisal of NCCG follows a standard format and is applied consistently.As the scheme was launched, chief medical officer Professor Sir Liam Donaldson said the review, signalled in his earlier report on senior house officer modernisation, is now well underway and would be co-ordinated with the work on SHOs.

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