You can be assured that there is a good understanding of the sensitive nature of making judgements on colleagues’ practice.  This applies to all aspects and elements of the scheme, whether it is the processes of administration or the provision of support and guidance. All people involved in supporting the work of the TALENT scheme will treat all identifiable information in the strictest confidence.

For example, all the proceedings of review panels are confidential at all stages of the process.  A confidentiality statement is sent to all reviewers selected for each panel and members are asked to declare interests or line management relationships in advance of reading an applicant’s submission. In such a case they will be recused from the decision-making on that applicant and an alternative Reviewer will be substituted.