Annual Review of Competence Progression


Summer ARCP's for all Anaesthesia & FICM trainees have all been completed.

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

All future ARCPs will be held in absence. In the event of an unsatisfactory outcome, a virtual meeting will be arranged either later that day or within the next 10 day period with the Head of School and Training Programme Director

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 in 2022 are under review and will be published in September 2021. The checklists for 2021 were revised to accommodate the continuing ARCP derogations to September 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 2022 Anaesthetic ARCPs will be confirmed shortly:

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: