Annual Review of Competence Progression

ARCP Dates

For any information relating to your ARCP, please contact Mrs Hilary Williams in the Postgraduate Training Office in Wales Deanery via WilliamsH3@cardiff.ac.uk or Mrs Louise Jones, JonesLA17@cardiff.ac.uk

ARCP dates for January and Summer 2019 are as follows:

January 16th 2019 ST mixed grade ARCP, Cardiff
January 31st 2019 Core Training mixed grade ARCP, Cardiff
June 4th 2019 ST7 & CT2 ARCP
June 18th 2019 CT1 & CT3 ARCP
June 19th 2019 ST5 & 6 ARCP
July 2nd 2019 ST4 ARCP
July 3rd 2019 ST3 ARCP
If you are a trainee in North Wales, it is likely that a separate date will be set at the end of June 2019 for your ARCP. Please keep this in mind when you are booking annual leave.

Current ARCP checklists are also under review so please check the website prior to ARCP to make sure that you have the correct version.
Please contact your Training Programme Director if any issues relating to your ARCP year on your RCoA eportfolio or changeover to the new Lifelong Learning platform

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End of Placement Evaluations:

As part of ongoing quality assurance in training, we collect feedback on each hospital placement at the time of your ARCP, to triangulate with data from the GMC National Training Survey each year.
You will be forwarded the link to fill in the survey for your training scheme: Anaesthesia or ACCS at the end of your training year by Wales Deanery.

College Tutor Training Summary:

College Tutors are required to complete an annual training summary, with detailed Consultant feedback. The required training summary forms will be paper-based for ARCPs in 2018/19 and can be found below. Only 1 College Tutor training summary form needs to be completed each year.

Eportfolio ES Structured Report:

CT1-ST7 trainees are required to complete their ES ARCP report on the RCoA e-portfolio (ESSR). 1 printed copy must be presented to your ARCP panel. The trainee must initiate an ESSR before it may be viewed and completed by the Educational Supervisor.

Interim Progress Report

If rotating between 2 hospital placements during the training year, an Interim Progress Report is now available on the eportfolio, for completion by your ES prior to leaving your 1st hospital placement. Your ESSR should be initiated towards the end of your 2nd hospital placement, in preparation for your ARCP.
There is no Interim Progress Report on the Lifelong Learning Platform. It is possible to generate 2 ESSR between 6 month placements

Below are links to a number of useful documents: