23rd January 2019

Reflective template to support Work Shadowing

As part of a cross-college initiative to improve working across the interfaces of care, a Reflective Template for Work Shadowing has been developed and is now available on the Medical Appraisal Scotland website. We would appreciate your support on rising awareness of this template and also in discussing work shadowing with your appraisees.

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

21st December 2018

Medical Appraisal Scotland: 2018 Winter Newsletter for Appraisers

An informal newsletter designed to keep Appraisers updated in-between our annual report has been published:


21st December 2018

The 2018 Top 12 Tips for SOAR

In the past 12 months, we have dealt with a little over user 7000 queries on the helpdesk. Similar to last year, we have compiled a Top 12 tips – one for every month – we hope you find this useful.


28th August 2018

Medical Appraisal Scotland - 2017/18 Annual Report

The very latest Annual Report is now available - http://www.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk/i-want-access-to/annual-reports/2018-annual-report.aspx

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.

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