Template email for requesting professionals' feedback

Provided below is a template email which you may wish to send to professionals in advance of the MAEP questionnaire. The purpose of this email is to introduce and briefly explain the MAEP process and to confirm their agreement to participate. Please feel free to edit and use this template as you see fit.



Dear [Name]

MAEP Multi-Source Assessment for Expert Psychiatric Witnesses          

As part of my professional development, I am taking part in a system for assessing the quality of the work of expert psychiatric witnesses, which is managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This gathers feedback from a range of people who are involved in my work, including instructing solicitors, barristers, and judges.

I have chosen to invite you to assess me as part of this process, in relation to [enter case identifier if required]  

Your participation is voluntary. If you are willing to help me with this, please reply to this email and I shall enter your email address on to my MAEP assessment survey page. You will then receive an email containing a link to the questionnaire which will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete online. If you wish to provide feedback for me but feel you are unable to answer one or more of the questions, there is the option to select 'Unable to assess' within the questionnaire.

Your responses will be confidential. You will not be asked to enter your name in the questionnaire. I will receive a summary of the grouped responses of my colleagues and I will not see the questionnaire that you have completed. I will not know who has responded or be able to attribute any response to an individual.

Your email address will only be used by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to direct you to the online questionnaire. 

Kind regards


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