Dr Maurice Conlon
Maurice has worked as a General Practitioner since 1993 at Ridgacre House Surgery in Birmingham. The practice was one of 4% rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC in 2016.
The practice has a long-standing focus on mental health in general and a particular expertise in alcohol and substance misuse in particular with several partners involved both inside the surgery and for third sector organisations. Maurice completed the RCGP Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Misuse in 2015.
Maurice is a medical appraiser for NHS England for the West Midlands local team and Midlands and East region.
Maurice became interested in medical appraisal in 2001, publishing his seminal paper Appraisal: the catalyst of personal development in the BMJ in 2003. He helped establish the NHS Revalidation Support Team (RST) in 2008. His subsequent work as National Appraisal Lead and now as Clinical Advisor to NHS England has included developing the All England Appraisal Network and other pieces of work to improve quality and consistency in appraisal.