Annual Review of Competence Progression


The ARCP Schedule and all revised ARCP Checklists for 2022 are published below.

All future ARCPs will be held in absence. In the event of an unsatisfactory outcome, a virtual meeting will be arranged within the next 10 day period with the Head of School and Training Programme Director. You will be notified of the date and time to be available in your ARCP invitation letter.

ESSRs must be present for review a minimum of 48 hours prior to the scheduled ARCP date - please co-ordinate the date for ESSR completion with your ES as early as possible

The dates for 2022 Anaesthetic and FICM ARCPs are:

Summer ARCPs:
Anaesthesia CT1/CT3 - June 14th
Anaesthesia CT2/ACCS CT3 - June 21st
ACCS CT1/ACCS CT2 - W/C June 13th

Anaesthesia ST3 - June 7th
Anaesthesia ST6&7 - June 30th
Anaesthesia ST4/5 - July 18th

FICM - July 5th

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 Anaesthesia ARCP checklists for 2022 have all been revised and reflect the different curricula and their requirements which trainees are working to achieve. They can be found below.

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.

Anaesthesia trainees need to accept the ARCP outcome on receipt of the LLP email to ensure it is appropriately recorded with the RCoA.

There will be opportunities to meet with your TPDs for programme forward planning discussions during the year, at training focused 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: