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. 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 internal medicine training (IMT), core medical training (CMT) and higher medical training. Trainees on a dual CCT programmes with General Internal Medicine (GIM) should use the GIM decision aid in addition to their specialty version. ARCP decision aids will be revised to reflect curricula amendments and the documents below 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.  


ARCP decision aids for IMT and ACCS

The decision aid and guidance below should be used for IM Stage 1 in 20223 in light of the ongoing impact of the pandemic. 

IMT ARCP Decision Aid 2019 (2023 update)

IMT ARCP guidance for 2023

The decision aid for trainees in the first two years of an ACCS-Internal Medicine programme are available on the ACCS website.

ARCP decision aids for 2021 and 2022 curricula

Please see the individual specialty webpage for the ARCP decision aid for the new curriculum implemented in 2021 and 2022. 

ARCP decision aids for pre-2021/2022 curricula

PDF icon Core Medical Training


PDF icon Acute Internal Medicine

PDF icon Allergy
PDF icon Audiovestibular MedicinePDF icon Aviation and Space Medicine
PDF icon Cardiology (2022 derogation)PDF icon Clinical Genetics
PDF icon Clinical Neurophysiology

PDF icon Clinical Phamacology and Therapeutics

PDF icon DermatologyPDF icon Endo and Diabetes
PDF icon Gastroenterology and HepatologyPDF icon General Internal Medicine

PDF icon GUM (2022 derogation)

PDF icon GUM post Aug-2022

PDF icon Geriatric Medicine
PDF icon HaematologyPDF icon Immunology
PDF icon Infectious diseases

PDF icon Medical Oncology

PDF icon Medical OphthalmologyPDF icon Metabolic Medicine
PDF icon NeurologyPDF icon Nuclear Medicine
PDF icon Paediatric Cardiology

PDF icon Palliative Medicine (2021 derogation)

PDF icon Palliative Medicine

PDF icon Pharmaceutical MedicinePDF icon Rehabilitation Medicine
PDF icon Renal MedicinePDF icon Respiratory Medicine single CCT
PDF icon Respiratory Medicine dual CCTPDF icon Rheumatology
PDF icon Sport and Exercise MedicinePDF icon Stroke Medicine

 PDF icon Tropical Medicine