Benefits of peer appraisal for general practice nurses

Aird, R., Kennedy, S. and Mcintosh, P. (2016) Benefits of peer appraisal for general practice nurses. Practice Nursing, 27(3), pp. 140-142. (doi:10.12968/pnur.2016.27.3.140)

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Appraisals support professional development, identify gaps in knowledge and can lead to career development. This article explores the value of peer appraisal among practice nurses as an alternative to appraisals with a practice manager or GP. Peer appraisal is a recognised form of reflecting on present practice and professional development needs that are required for safe and effective service delivery. Peer appraisal may be a suitable way for the confirmation discussion to take place for revalidation. Evidence points to the positive outcomes of appraisal being given by prepared appraisers, resulting in enhanced learning and constructive reflection. Using prepared appraisers for the appraisal process in general practice nursing identifies learning needs and gives a structured learning plan as a basis for discussion with their employer.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kennedy, Mrs Susan
Authors: Aird, R., Kennedy, S., and Mcintosh, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Practice Nursing
Publisher:Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN (Online):2052-2940
Published Online:03 March 2016

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