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 for 2020. 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.
The following documents must be used for the 2020 ARCP process.
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.
20.03.20: Help for trainees at the front line
Podcast: Training progression during COVID-19:
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