AAME Appraisal Service

AAME Appraisal Service

This service went live in 2010, after training of a group of potential appraisers in 2008. It was born out of a need to provide Annual Appraisals for AME doctors who were no longer working as General Practitioners, Occupational Health Medical Practitioners, etc. and, therefore, no longer had access to a GMC-approved Annual Appraisal system.

However, it should be noted that this service will provide for those doctors who are working only as Aero-Medical Examiners with closely related work which can include Airport Firefighter Medicals and their related LGV Medicals. Specific AME work (pilots, ATCOs & Cabin Crew) must form the major bulk of their activities.

If any other medical activity is performed, including drug prescribing of any type, the practitioner must seek an appraisal from another provider.

Current AME Appraisers (as at June 2020) – alphabetically

Please click on each of their names to reveal their contact details with a short CV

Dr Azita Jones

Dr Peter Munro

Dr Thomas Policarp

Dr Mushkoor Sheikh

Dr Richard Sills

Dr Jonathan Timperley

AME Appraisal Rules & Requirements

Any AME who wishes to use the AAME Appraisal Service must be a fully paid-up Member of AAME (currently £120 per annum, reduced during the Covid-19 crisis to £85). This includes SAAME members who must join AAME. This can be all done on the AAME Website. Also, they must be registered to use the services of the GMC Suitable Person (SP) with the annual fee of £150. Currently the SP is Dr Bruce Alexander.

Once an arrangement for Appraisal has been made directly with a specific Appraiser, this may be repeated by the same Appraiser for 2 further years if the Appraisee so wishes. However, except in exceptional circumstances, after 3 Annual Appraisals, a different Appraiser should be selected.

The current agreed fee for an Appraisal is £600 plus reasonable travel costs (as appropriate). This fee with travel costs are to be paid directly to the Appraiser.

While the first Appraisal with a specific Appraiser must be face-to-face, subsequent Appraisals (in the series of three) may be by Skype or Zoom, if so wished – to save both travelling time and expenses.

Update at June 2020

While the Covid-19 crisis continues, it is reasonable that a first Appraisal is not done face-to-face, as is normally required. Thus, Skype or Zoom may be used at this time.

While it is not a GMC requirement, it is considered that at least one Appraisal in the 5-year GMC Revalidation cycle, should take place at the AME’s work premises. This can lead to some very positive and helpful discussion. However, this is a voluntary arrangement and is encouraged but is not always logistically possible.

Advance Paperwork

This should be made available to the Appraiser, at least 2 weeks prior to the arranged meeting. It should be using the attached Forms 1-3 with Professional Development Templates (PDTs) – both the previous year’s and one for the next year. They must only be prepared & sent digitally, not hand-written. If the Word Format is used (rather than pdf), it allows for editing & corrections by both Appraiser & Appraisee.

Post-Appraisal Paperwork

After the Appraisal, Form 4 will be prepared by the Appraiser, checked &, if needs be, amended by the Appraisee and then forwarded to the SP, either by the Appraiser or Appraisee by agreement.

After the Appraisal is finalised, it is requested that an Appraisal Feedback Form is completed (available from the website or the Appraiser) and forwarded to the Appraiser Lead Dr Peter Munro talisker.lodge@btinternet.com . This form will be held confidentially, unless there are any major issues. If Dr Munro should be your Appraiser, then the form should be sent directly to the SP, Dr Bruce Alexander bruce.alexander@cheironmedical.com

ld be your Appraiser, then the form should be sent directly to the SP, Dr Bruce Alexander bruce.alexander@cheironmedical.com

Dr Azita Jones

AME Appraiser: Dr Azita Jones MBBS MRCGP MSc

I have been an AME since 2016, initially carrying out Class 2 and cabin crew medicals. Since March 2018, I have been doing Class 1 medical examinations from my purpose-built premises in Washington, West Sussex. I am also a part-time GP, previously a partner and now a locum.

I have been a GP appraiser since 2006 and have extensive experience in this role. In the past I have also been a GP tutor and GP trainer. As GP tutor, I inspected practices applying to host Foundation Year 2 doctors.

I live in West Sussex and can carry out appraisals in my office which is easily accessible from most of the South East. I would also be able to travel to any other part of the UK to your workplace or another mutually agreed venue for the appraisal meeting.

My contact details:

AME Partners Ltd

Corris, Rock Road


West Sussex

RH20 3BQ

Mobile: 07733344816

Email: azita.jones@mac.com

Dr Peter Munro

AME Appraiser: Dr Peter Munro MB BCh FRCGP


I have been an AME since 1981, having achieved my PPL in 1980. Initially I performed only PPL Medicals but, since 2003, I have been performing the full range of JAR now EASA Medicals. I also carry out Airport Firefighter Medicals for 2 local airports. I am now a retired GP Principle.

I was involved with the RCGP Quality Practice Award scheme for 10 years, carrying out some 30 Practice Assessments, thus having extensive assessor/appraisal experience.

Although I live in Northern Ireland, I can be very flexible & am happy to travel to any part of the UK by the most economic flights (or ferry) to your workplace, or other agreed venue, for the appraisal interview.


My contact details:

Land-line: 028-9332-3421

Mobile: 07836-650673

E-mail: talisker.lodge@btinternet.com

Address: Talisker Lodge, 54b Templepatrick Road, Ballyclare BT39 9TX

Dr Thomas Policarp

AME Appraiser: Dr Thomas Policarp MRCGP D.OccMed

I have been an AME since 2014 initially performing medicals only in a private clinic.

For the last one year I have been working for the National Air Traffic Service and also work part-time as a GP. I have been an Appraiser for Occupational Medicine since 2016.

I live in High Wycombe and can be very flexible & am happy to travel to a wide area either to your workplace or other agreed venue, for the appraisal interview.

My contact details

Mobile phone:                     07860774493

E-mail:                                       thomaspolicarp@hotmail.com

Address:                                   47 Kingshill Crescent, High Wycombe, HP13 5NF

Dr M Sheikh

Dr M E Sheikh

AME 10387

GP Appraiser

Ex- Royal Air Force

I prefer to conduct Appraisal interview at my surgery.

Contact details:

Bentley Health Centre

Askern Road



Tel: 01302 820494

Mobiles: 0781 0550 417 (Text preferred 9-5)


Appraisal Forms

Current forms:

Archived information below:

Appraisal Summary Form 4 -2018
AME Appraisal Forms 1-3 2017
AME Appraisal Personal Development Template 2017-18
AME Appraisal Feedback Questionnaire 2017
AME Appraisal Probity Checklist
AME Appraisal Health Checklist

Appraisal Summary Form 4 2018

AME Appraisal Forms 1-3.2017

AME Appraisal Personal Development Template 2017-18

AME Appraisal Feedback Questionnaire.2017

AME Appraisal Probity Checklist

AME Appraisal Health Checklist