1st Edition

Medical Appraisal, Selection and Revalidation

By John Gatrell Copyright 2000

    This book is a guide to appraising, recruiting and selecting consultants and junior doctors and focuses on the core skills required of doctors who are responsible for making these decisions. Based on extensive research involving over 600 medical interviews and numerous meetings with panel members and chairs, this book gives many examples of good practice.

    Recommended to all doctors - consultants, general practitioners, trainees and junior doctors - as well as managers in primary and secondary care, executive and non-executive directors, chairs of trusts involved in medical recruitment, and human resource managers involved in medical appointments, appraisal, and revalidation.

    Core interview skills: collecting information; reading body language; listening; giving information; getting information. Interviews: selection; panel interviewer; interviewee; exit; fact finding and investigation; research. Two-way flow of information interviews: supporting colleagues; appraisal; formative and summative assessment; career guidance counselling and planning; educational supervision and support; mentoring, coaching and counselling; guiding colleagues; personal performance; discipline; grievance; misconduct; three wise men/GMC; patient oriented; history taking, pre- and post-operative; consent; dealing with relatives. Giving information interviews: breaking bad news; media, police inquiry; patient consent to release information. Miscellaneous: pharmaceutical representatives.


    John Gatrell

    Doctors in all specialties, on whatever side of the interview table, will find this concise book a useful source of information.
    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine