UK Scientist Releases New Book ‘Appraisal Science: Appraising Healthcare Professionals’

Author Edwin Goodwin delivers a critical, thorough overview of the UK's appraisal system for healthcare professionals.
UK Scientist Releases New Book ‘Appraisal Science: Appraising Healthcare Professionals’

Press Release ( - LONDON, British IOT - May 25, 2017 - Healthcare scientist Edwin Goodwin, in his new book ‘Appraisal Science: Appraising Healthcare Professionals,’ addresses complex, long-standing issues surrounding the assessment of healthcare professionals in the UK. Based on his own experience and comprehensive research, Goodwin presents a critical examination of how the healthcare regulatory entities function—and how they are flawed—with respect to evaluations and disciplinary actions.

Goodwin uses examples of disciplinary cases (including his own) to illustrate the problems in the appraisal practices of these oversight agencies. He explores the inadequacies in how they handle complaints of incompetence and improper conduct, and reveals his personal experience at the hands of a deeply flawed and adversarial investigative process based on complaints that were mired in discrimination, personal biases of those doing the appraisals, and subpar, unequal, and non-standardized tools for measuring performance and competence. In cases like Goodwin’s, it is the healthcare professional who suffers the most.

Based on an essay he submitted in 2014 to the Health and Care Professions Council (the same entity that subjected him to an egregious investigation), Goodwin published this book to educate others and offer ideas for implementing fair, non-discriminatory practices for appraising healthcare professionals.

“My intention,” says Goodwin, “is to stoke debate, share best practices, and inspire others to take full responsibility for their own work and speak up against inequality, intimidation and mediocrity without fear.”

‘Appraisal Science: Appraising Healthcare Professionals’ is published in ebook format by and is now available at popular online retailers including,, and Apple’s iBookstore.

Review copies of ‘Appraisal Science: Appraising Healthcare Professionals’ are available to media contacts upon request. Edwin Goodwin is available for interviews.

About the Author
Edwin Goodwin is a graduate of England’s University of Wolverhampton, where he successfully completed undergraduate studies in 2008 and subsequently achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Biomedical Science in 2010. While working as a biomedical scientist for the National Health Service, Goodwin was awarded a Certificate of Academic Development in Medical Microbiology and Clinical Bacteriology in 2010 by Liverpool John Moores University.

Goodwin is an active and well-respected member of Toastmasters International, and invests his time in various personal development projects, including creative writing and mentoring young people. He was awarded a Certificate in Volunteering by the Mayor of London in March 2015. Currently, Goodwin is undergoing a career transition, with a view to exploring new opportunities.

Since 2010, (based in Sudbury, Massachusetts) has helped thousands of authors and publishers get their books converted to ebook format, and distributed to all the major ebook retailers, including,, Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Sony Readerstore, Ingram Digital, and Google eBookstore.


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