Why choose ACP 360?
Over 5,000 psychiatrists
have registered with ACP 360. Two thirds of these were enrolled by
participating NHS Mental Health Trusts and Bodies. The psychometric
properties of ACP 360 have been tested and the results were
published in the British
Journal of Psychiatry.
It offers the best value
for money: ACP 360 is £94 plus VAT per cycle, when you
enrol 10 or more (£94 + 20% vat by 10=£1,128), and with the GMC
requirements for 360 appraisal every five years (you may of course
use it more often) it works out at just £20 per year.
Only tool designed and
validated for psychiatrists by psychiatrists: ACP 360 is
based on a validated tool (http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/193/2/156.short).
It is designed specifically for psychiatrists and is the only
product endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Only tool that provides
benchmarked feedback for psychiatrists: Each psychiatrist
receives results in the context of benchmarks from thousands of
other U.K. psychiatrists.
Most detailed and in-depth feedback: The
report systematically collates feedback from colleagues and
patients on key components of high quality care: communication;
decision-making; and strength of working relationships - with
patients, carers and colleagues. Colleagues provide free text
comments on a participant’s areas of strength and areas for
improvement. The report can be incorporated into an appraisal
folder, and revalidation portfolio. Sample reports and
questionnaires can be found in Resources.
use: 90% of participants agreed
that the instructions are easy to follow and that no training
was required to take part.
Suitable for ALL
psychiatrists: We have versions of ACP 360 for CAMHS
psychiatrists and for psychiatrists for people with learning
disability - please specify on the enrolment form if you would like
either one of these. If you do not see patients, we can also offer
a 270 degree appraisal based on self assessment and colleague
What psychiatrists say about ACP
'I used the findings to reflect on
my practice and to identify areas where I could change'
'A relatively simple process that
was much easier than I feared'
'I noticed that my colleagues' and
my patients' views were very different than the way I see my
practice. I have tried to listen more'
'I used my results as evidence for
my application for a Clinical Excellence award'
'I have found the feedback on areas
I need to improve quite motivating and have since endeavoured to
improve on them'