Welcome to SOAR
Welcome to Scottish Online Appraisal Resource (SOAR): the online appraisal tool used to support Medical Appraisal in Scotland.
Have you updated your bookmarks yet?
We recently changed the SOAR login web address to https://online.appraisal.nes.scot.nhs.uk - have you updated your bookmarks yet? If not, please do so at your earliest convenience, the old web address (scottishappraisal.scot.nhs.uk) will expire in the coming months.
The Medical Appraisal scheme for Primary (GPs) and Secondary Care (Career Grade) Doctors working in Scotland
has been developed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) in conjunction with Scottish Government Health Department
(SGHD), Scottish NHS Health Boards, BMA Scotland and the Royal College of General Practitioners in Scotland (RCGP Scotland).
Medical Appraisal is a national scheme, coordinated and quality assured on a national level.
The primary aim of the appraisal scheme is:
To help the individual doctor to identify their personal educational and development needs and
formulate a plan around how these will be achieved.
SOAR offers doctors working in NHS Scotland Health Boards, both Primary and Secondary
Care, an all electronic approach to Medical Appraisal, allowing you to complete your Appraisal Forms online,
store your relevant appraisal materials accordingly, as well as signing off your Form 4 Summary.
All this will contribute to the Revalidation process, of which SOAR will be a common pathway for in Scotland.
Trainee doctors in Scotland will also need to access SOAR to complete and sign off their annual Health,
Probity and Complaints & Critical Incidents declarations prior to their annual meeting with their Educational Supervisors.
If you simply forgot your password, you can reset this by completing 2 randomly selected security questions
(you would have provided this when you logged in initially). Follow the link for
and follow the on-screen instructions to self reset your own password.
Failed login / Locked out?
If you fail to login with the correct details, after the 3rd attempt the account you tried to login to will be
locked out. Only the Local Administrators or the central Appraisal Team can then unlock the account.
Either request a new login via the SOAR Login Request Form, or contact the Local Administration teams (links above).
If you have completed your appraisal then please complete the appropriate form below.
All feedback is completely anonymous.
At present the feedback forms are completed via an external site, plans are in place to have these forms embedded as part of the database setup once funding is secured.
GPs (Primary Care):
Career Grade Doctors (Secondary Care):