8th August 2018

SOAR Deployment

A number of miscellaneous fixes and enhancements were deployed early this morning. For full details please visit: http://www.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk/help-me-with/soar/about-soar/deployhistory/20180808.aspx

If you run into any issues following the deployment, please contact the helpdesk - SOAR@nes.scot.nhs.uk

31st July 2018

Autosave by default - DISABLED

Following earlier notification, Autosave has now been disabled by default for all users on SOAR.

Except for Appraisers - this is still enabled for you unless you previously disabled it.

To enable the Autosave, please click on the Autosave message/icon in the header after you have logged in, and change the settings from there.

More information available at Medical Appraisal Scotland website: http://www.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk/news/disableautosave.aspx.

Sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

18th July 2018

New SOAR Video Guidance

A new SOAR guidance video has been created, replacing the live online training sessions which we used to run: http://www.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk/help-me-with/soar/overview.aspx

The guidance is a replica of the training sessions, providing an overview of what the Appraiser and Appraisee needs to do on SOAR.  Additional commentary is also provided around general common appraisal and revalidation queries.

If you have any queries that the video (or guidance on the Medical Appraisal Scotland website) didn't answer, please submit a ticket to the helpdesk - SOAR@nes.scot.nhs.uk

17th July 2018


The Scottish Government has funded 100 places for coaching for GPs working in Scotland. The coaching service is confidential and has no association with any form of assessment or performance management.

Please visit the Medical Appraisal Scotland website article for more details - http://www.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk/news/gpcoachingservice.aspx