Annual Review of Competence Progression


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

All ARCPs will be held in absence. In the event of an unsatisfactory outcome, a virtual meeting will be arranged in the following 7-14 day period.

A video presentation has been created by Dr Simon Ford to help you prepare your LLP for ARCP. You can watch it via the link below:
LLP preparation for ARCP.

The checklists for training have been revised to accommodate the continuing ARCP derogations to March 2021 and the changes to training during the COVID 19 pandemic. They 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 Winter Anaesthetic ARCPs are:

Core Training: 1st February 2021
Specialist Training: 21st January 2021

Winter FICM ARCPs 26th January 2021

Provisional Summer ARCP dates are as follows:
CT1 & CT3: 7th June 2021
CT2: 14th June 2021
ST3: 15th June 2021
ST4 & ST7: 1st July 2021
ST5 & ST6: 8th June 2021
FICM: To be confirmed

It is expected that all ARCPs will be held in absence, with follow-up meetings for all unsatisfactory outcomes.
There will be opportunities to meet with your TPDs for programme planning discussions during the year, at training focussed events.


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: