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performance assessmentThe assessment of a doctor whose competence has been called into question by the General Medical Council (UK). The assessment is extremely detailed and consists of two stages:
• Stage 1 involves an assessment team going into the doctor’s last place of work and carrying out a record review, third party interview and a case-based discussion with the doctor.
• Stage 2 is more objective and can involve a test of competence, OSCE’s and/or simulated surgeries depending on the speciality of the doctor. The Assessment Team produces a report with a recommendation on whether the doctor is fit to practise.