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 ARCPs during Covid-19

Each trainee will have an end of year ARCP assessment which will usually take place in July. Those trainees who require an ARCP at another point in the year, or whose CCT date is not in August, will be scheduled for a separate date. Each annual assessment is carried out by a small specialty-based panel as detailed in the Gold Guide. It will provide an opportunity for the trainee to provide comments on their training to date, as well as reviewing their progress/competences and identifying specific training needs.

The paperwork will be assessed without the trainee being present. The trainee will then have a face to face meeting with the ARCP panel. The purpose of this meeting will be to clarify any issues relating to the ARCP outcome and to plan future training as well as to give the trainee the opportunity to feed back on the training they have received. The dates for these meetings will be released well in advance to allow trainees to make the necessary arrangements to attend.

The following spreadsheets detail the minimum evidence required for the ARCP:


ARCP Requirements: Hints & Tips - Version 3 

We recognize that the ARCP process can be stressful and confusing so, to help alleviate some of this we have compiled the following list of documents and evidence to provide the trainees with some guidance about the information to be collated for ARCP with their Educational Supervisor.

ARCP Checklist can be found on RCEM website.


Form R

Must be completed and scanned into personal library section of e-portfolio.

This must include a description of any work taken out-with your training post including all locum work and any medically related voluntary work.

Any complaints or SUIs that you have been involved in must be declared.

All Time out of Training for ANY reason must be declared – All Sick Leave/ Maternity Leave/ Compassionate Leave /Other

Regular Educational Review Meetings

The e-portfolio should contain the record of regular educational meetings with Educational Supervisor.

Evidence of initial meeting/3 month/mid-term/9 month meetings should be available

Study Leave

Must be recorded and requested through the appropriate channels via Intrepid with evidence of approval from Educational Supervisor.

Please record study leave in e portfolio in Study Leave summary within the Personal Library and also include evidence of any declined requests for SL and the reasons for that.

Time Out of Training

ANY/ALL days away from work other than Annual & Study leave must be recorded in the Absence area within the Profile section of e portfolio.

This includes all sick/compassionate/carer or any other leave or absence as this may affect your CCT date.
This is also required on your Form R as stated above

Please ensure updated curriculum and checklists are being used from RCEM website or e-portfolio.

For further information, please see RCEM website or contact Kash Aujla or Lisa Munro-Davies



Opportunities for Trainees to Provide Feedback About Their Training

The School of Emergency Medicine is dedicated to providing high quality training to high quality trainees. Improvements in the training programme can only be made if trainees are given an opportunity to feedback to their trainers about the training they received.

All trainees are encouraged to give regular feedback to their trainers about their training to make improvements at a local level.

There are also more formal opportunities to provide feedback to those responsible for the organisation of your training to make improvements. This is very valuable information and trainees are encouraged to complete these surveys even if at times they do not feel they will result in making any changes. Repeated reports about areas of poor training areas are taken seriously by HEE South West and the School of Emergency Medicine.

Annual GMC Survey - All trainees in all specialities are required to complete this survey. The results are collated by the GMC and a summary of the results is published on their website for all to see with areas of training below standard highlighted.