Assessment of the clinical performance of doctors has become an important issue, both among patients and within the profession, following the redesign of specialist training. Methods to assess performance, in an objective, valid and reliable way, have been introduced to address these issues.This workshop provides opportunity for participants to gain understanding of a range of assessment methods and develop confidence in using them to assess competence and performance more effectively.Learning outcomesrecognise the difference and the relationship between assessment and appraisalpractise using workplace-based assessmentsuse appropriate methods of assessment in a way that ensures reliability, validity, transparency, feasibility and educational impactprovide good quality, useful feedbackidentify and maximise opportunities for workplace- based assessmentovercome problems related to the assessment process.Who should attend?This is a popular workshop and is suitable for doctors from all grades and specialties.