The current outbreak of COVID-19 is a rapidly changing situation and so we have created this information hub to support examination candidates, trainees, trainers and consultants who need to maintain and record their continuing professional development.
Below you will find links to the latest guidance, advice and resources in the areas of MRCP(UK) examinations, training and CPD. We will continue to update and develop these pages to support you as the situation develops.
In the present ARCP process it should be emphasised that outcomes which have been described in Gold Guide 8th edition (GG8) must be used. It is important that ARCP panels make a holistic judgement on trainee progression using the GG8-compliant and GMC-approved COVID-19 decision aids. If a trainee has met these amended requirements they should be issued an outcome 1 or an outcome 6 if they are at the end of that phase of training. An outcome 10.1 or 10.2 should only be awarded when a trainee is achieving progress and the development of competences/capabilities at the expected rate but the acquisition of some capabilities (eg mandatory courses, professional examinations) has been delayed by the impact of COVID-19.
Please also see checklists available in the ARCP decision aid section of the internal medicine webpage.
Please also see documents available inn the ARCP decision aid section of the ACCS webpage.
Adapted ARCP decision aids for Genitourinary Medicine and Palliative Medicine are available on the ARCP decision aids page. Specialty specific advice for the infection specialties is also available on the Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine webpage.
Training and trainee progression
Trainees’ welfare is very important to us and we hope that the following information provides clarity at an uncertain time and will allow trainees to plan for the coming months.
24.02.21: Training Matters: February 2021 issue
10.11.20: Redeployment during COVID-19
20.03.20: Help for trainees at the front line
Podcast: Training progression during COVID-19:
22.03.21: Written exams update
22.03.21: PACES exams update
08.03.21: Written exams update
08.03.21 PACES exams update
22.02.21: Written exams update
22.02.21: PACES exams update
08.02.21: Written exams update
08.02.21: PACES exam update
25.01.21: Written exams update
25.01.21: PACES exam update
11.01.21: Written exam update
14.12.20: Written exam weekly update
14.12.20: PACES exam weekly update
07.12.20: Written exams weekly update
07.12.20: PACES exam weekly update
30.11.20: Written exams weekly update
30.11.20: PACES exam weekly update
23.11.20: Written exams weekly update
23.11.20: PACES exam weekly update
16.11.20: Written exams weekly update
16.11.20: PACES exam weekly update
10.11.20: UK PACES cancelled centres
09.11.20: PACES exams weekly update
09.11.20: Written exams weekly update
02.11.20: PACES exams weekly update
02.11.20: Written exams weekly update
26.10.20: PACES exams weekly update
26.10.20: Written exams weekly update
19.10.20: PACES exams weekly update
19.10.20: Written exams weekly update
12.10.20: PACES exams weekly update
12.10.20: Written exams weekly update
16.09.20: Part 1 online exam
04.08.20: Recommencing MRCP(UK) Part 2
17.07.20: Applying for UK PACES 2020/3
04.06.20: Delays issuing MRCP(UK Diplomas