ARCP decision aids

Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)

The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is the formal method by which a trainee's progression through their training programme is monitored and recorded as described in the Gold Guide (sixth edition). Deaneries/HEE local offices are responsible for organising and conducting ARCPs. The evidence to be reviewed by ARCP panels should be collected in the trainee's ePortfolio.

ARCP Decision Aids

ARCP Decision Aids define the targets that have to be achieved for a satisfactory ARCP outcome at the end  of each training year for core medical training (CMT) and higher medical training specialties. Decision aids are also available on the specialties pages. Trainees and trainers should refer to the latest ARCP decision aids published on this website and trainees on a dual CCT programmes with General Internal Medicine (GIM) should refer to the GIM decision aid in addition to their specialty ARCP Decision Aid.

ARCP decision aids will be revised to reflect curricula amendments and the documents below and on each specialty webpage are the most current versions.

Where a new curriculum has been implemented and there is a transition period there will be two versions of the ARCP decision aid. Trainees should ensure they use the correct version.  

PDF iconAcute Internal MedicinePDF iconAllergy
PDF iconAudiovestibular Medicine 2010PDF iconAudiovestibular Medicine 2015
PDF iconAviation and Space MedicinePDF iconCardiology
PDF iconClinical GeneticsPDF iconClinical Neurophysiology
PDF iconClinical Phamacology and Therapeutics

PDF iconCore Medical Training

PDF iconDermatologyPDF iconEndocrinology and Diabetes
PDF iconGastroenterology and HepatologyPDF iconGeneral Internal Medicine
PDF iconGenitourinary Medicine 2010PDF iconGenitourinary Medicine 2016
PDF iconGeriatric MedicinePDF iconHaematology
PDF iconImmunology 2010PDF iconImmunology 2015
PDF iconInfectious Diseases 2010PDF iconInfectious Diseases 2014
PDF iconMedical Oncology 2010PDF iconMedical Opthalmology 2010
PDF iconMedical Ophthalmology 2015PDF iconMetabolic Medicine
PDF iconNeurologyPDF iconNuclear Medicine 2010
PDF iconNuclear Medicine 2014PDF iconPaediatric Cardiology
PDF iconPalliative MedicinePDF iconPharmaceutical Medicine
PDF iconRehabilitation MedicinePDF iconRenal Medicine
PDF iconRespiratory Medicine single CCTPDF iconRespiratory Medicine dual CCT
PDF iconRheumatologyPDF iconSport and Exercise Medicine
PDF iconStroke MedicinePDF iconTropical Medicine 2010
PDF iconTropical Medicine 2014 

ARCP and ePortfolio

The ePortfolio should be used to present evidence in an organised way to enable the educational supervisor and the ARCP panel to determine whether satisfactory progress is being made to proceed to the next phase of training. Evidence that may be linked to the competencies listed on the ePortfolio curriculum record include supervised learning events, DOPS, reflections on clinical cases/events/personal performance, teaching attended or other learning events undertaken e.g. e learning modules, audit or quality improvement project reports, feedback on teaching delivered and examination pass communications.

Educational supervisor reports covering the whole training year are required before the ARCP. The educational supervisor will receive feedback on a trainee's clinical performance from other clinicians via the multiple consultant report (MCR). This report should bring to the attention of the panel events that are causing concern eg patient safety issues, professional behaviour issues, poor performance in workplace based assessments, poor MSF report, issues reported by other clinicians. 

Pre-ARCP checklist

JRCPTB recommends that trainees have an ePortfolio review with their educational supervisor or training programme director prior to the ARCP. This provides an opportunity to ensure the required evidence has been recorded in the ePortfolio and that any concerns are identified at an earlier stage. A pre-ARCP checklist for educational supervisors and trainees was developed in 2013 with the help of the trainee representative on the Rheumatology SAC. The guidance was updated in August 2015.

PDF iconPre-ARCP checklist (updated August 2015).pdf