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Appraisals for clinical staff and research nurses

Each year, clinical staff and research nurses should take part in a meeting with their immediate manager to discuss aspects of work performance. The objective of the meeting is to review your previous year’s achievements and to discuss any future training, development and career planning relevant to you and the University.

The outcome of the discussion should be a clear plan for both you and your manager in terms of taking action to ensure that you are enabled to achieve your full potential in the work you carry out for us.

Guidance on completion of Appraisal Paperwork for Clinical Academics with Honorary Consultant Contracts

For clinical staff, the annual review process is supported by both University and NHS documentation: additional guidance for clinical staff .

Clinical academic staff should continue to use the UHS online appraisal System, SARD .  If not already done so, please register for use using the user guidance .

Whilst it is expected that a joint appraisal will take place in line with the Follett principals, it has now been agreed that this appraisal can be used as a joint mechanism to capture both clinical and academic appraisal information.

The Personal Development Plan should also be used to record agreed objectives for academic activity for the forthcoming appraisal period.

Once appraisals have been completed please download a pdf copy of your UHS appraisal ‘Form 4’ (please find instructions on page 16 in the SARD User guidance ) and return it to HR via the 'Document Upload’ HR Request .

If you have any queries or encounter any issues with the system, please contact DrsAppraisals@uhs.nhs.uk .

The University will be provided with compliance data from UHS in line with this process.

Related documents

Printable appraisal form

Guidelines - Annual review for clinical staff (PPDR)

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