Annual Review of Competence Progression


Summer ARCP's will go ahead for all Anaesthesia & FICM trainees that would be due an annual review.

All ARCPs will be virtual.

The checklists for training have been revised to accommodate the changes to training during the COVID 19 pandemic, and can be found below. These include a School specific COVID ARCP checklist which summarised the mandated and optional LLP evidence. The RCoA have produced additional ARCP COVID Checklists which more details on each component of the ESSR, for Trainees and ESs to follow.

Please discuss with your ES and arrange an appointment for your ESSR completion in good time.

The format and outcomes for ARCP are based upon the guidance from the RCOA and the Statutory Education Bodies of the 4 nations which are within the documents listed below and available on the RCoA and HEIW COVID-19 website.

You will receive information via HEIW on a date for review and instructions on completion of your Form R, which must be uploaded to your LLP.

The dates for Anaesthetic ARCPs are:

Core Training 15th &16th June 2020
ST3-6 17th &18th June 2020
ST7 - 14th July 2020 - the ST7 checklist has not been revised, please follow this on the WSA website

FICM ARCP panels will meet on July 6th - e-portfolio evidence will need to be completed 7 days prior to this date


Educational Supervisors Structured Report:

CT1-ST7 trainees are required to complete their ES ARCP report on the RCoA Lifelong learning platform. There is no requirement for a paper copy The trainee must initiate an ESSR before it may be viewed and completed by the Educational Supervisor and College Tutor

Interim Progress Report

There is no longer a requirement or functionality to generate an Interim Progress Report on the LLP - trainees are able to generate more than one ESSR per year if they have two 6 month placements with different ES in different hospitals. Please make sure that you change your ES and place of work at each rotation to be able to generate the ESSR

Below are links to a number of useful documents: