Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)
An ARCP (Annual Review of Competence Progression) will take place for all trainees (including LTFT trainees) at least once per calendar year. For most trainees this will take place in June/July. However, some trainees may have their ARCP in December/January. Ad-hoc ARCPs may take place at other times of the year as required. The ARCP outcome will be decided at an ARCP assessment panel at which the trainee will not be present. Therefore, all evidence must be on their JRCPTB ePortfolio before the date of the ARCP assessment panel. The TPD (Training Programme Director) may ask that evidence is ready 2 weeks in advance of the ARCP assessment panel. Trainees will not normally attend the ARCP assessment panel, however the TPD may ask you to attend for an Educational Meeting which will take place after the Panel have decided the ARCP outcome. Trainees issued an unsatisfactory outcome (Outcome 2, 3, 4 or 5) must attend the ARCP feedback panel to discuss the outcome and objectives for the next period of training.
Dates of Next Assessments
Ad-hoc ARCPs and Interims Reviews for individual trainees may take place on other dates, affected trainees will be notified by email.
Please note that the above dates are subject to change; if there are any amendments these will be reflected on the website as soon as possible.
The GMC requires that an up to date Form R Part B must be submitted within the month prior to all ARCPs (a Form R is not required for an Interim Progress Review). We also ask that a Form R Part A is submitted once per year, usually at the time of the ARCP. The links to the Form Rs are below:
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