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Turas Appraisal is on its way


The eKSF system will be discontinued with effect from 31 March 2018.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has developed an application called Turas Appraisal – Turas means ‘journey’ in Gaelic – which will replace eKSF as the national electronic application for recording summaries of annual personal development planning and review (PDPR) discussions.

Turas Appraisal will be launched on Monday 2 April 2018 and will be available for all NHSScotland staff from that date.

Turas Appraisal has been developed using Agile Project Methodology. This methodology allows users of the application to work with the technical developers to build, test, evaluate and refine the product in development time periods of two weeks – called ‘sprints’. The application is therefore developed iteratively building on ‘signed off’ packages of functionality every two weeks.

Turas Appraisal will be available on a range of devices and can also support appraisal processes for staff across health and social care and in the wider public sector.

If you are interested in hearing more about Turas Appraisal then please contact your local NHS Board KSF team or