Individual Peer Review (previously known as Appraisal) Overview

It is envisaged that Individual Peer Review (IPR) will become embedded in the ethos of the Profession to provide a means of assisting Practitioners to establish their current educational and personal development thereby underpinning a needs based postgraduate educational service and not solely as a means of satisfying, as yet unknown, Revalidation requirements. Using the GDC Standards for Dental Professionals, Dental IPR has continued to be refined over the years since the first pilot was run in Blackpool in 2008. The 4 Domains of Clinical Care, Management and Team Leadership, Communication and Professionalism remain the thread running through the process to keep on track with the prospect of Revalidation in the future.

Dental Ambassador Biographies

Dental IPR Overview; Preparation and Practice

GDP Ambassador
    • Collation of supporting information for portfolio
    • Self assessment of portfolio supporting information and performance
    • Presentation of portfolio to Ambassador ideally 2 weeks before
    • Review of portfolio supporting information
    • Assessment of supporting information & performance
    • Preparation for discussion
During IPR
    • Exploring the portfolio and refinement of assessment
    • Exploring, feedback & refinement of assessment
End of IPR
    • Production of PDP
    • Completion of the statements for IPR.
    • Signing off achievements of previous PDP


Domain 1 –Clinical Care; Knowledge, Skills and Performance

Attribute 1 Maintain your professional competence
Attribute 2 Apply knowledge and experience in practice
Attribute 3 Keep clear, accurate and legible records

Domain 2 – Management and team leadership; safety and quality

Attribute 4 Put into effect systems to protect patients and improve care
Attribute 5 Respond to risk to safety
Attribute 6 Work constructively with colleagues and delegate safely

Domain 3 – Communication; partnership and teamwork

Attribute 7 Communicate effectively
Attribute 8 Establish and maintain partnerships with patients
Attribute 9 Treat patients and colleagues fairly without discrimination

Domain 4 – Professionalism – maintaining trust

Attribute 10 Show respect for patients
Attribute 11 Act with honesty and integrity
Attribute 12 Protect patients and colleagues from any risk posed by your health

Individual Peer Review Lead Bio

Julie Macfarlane – IPR Lead I continue to work in my mixed dental practice in Whalley near Clitheroe, Lancashire, with my business partner, Fiona Sutcliffe. I have a special interest in Orthodontics and hold an NHS Orthodontic contract. My three children are all grown and live away from home allowing me to continue to develop my interest in Dental Appraisal as a way of engaging the whole Profession in needs based continuing professional development. I have been involved with Dental Appraisal almost from its inception and have worked alongside the GDC Revalidation team to present a workshop at the National Conference of Appraisers in 2009. Since then I have been involved in ongoing training for Appraisers, their calibration and Quality Assurance.