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ARCP Process

ALL TRAINEES

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Please see below for your specialty requirements.

The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is applicable to all trainees appointed from August 2007 and currently training under the curriculum governed by the Gold Guide.

The next E-Portfolio Reviews are taking place on the 2nd June 2015.
The Face to Face ARCP, if required to attend, will take place on the 4th February 2015.

If you are unsure when your next review is, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0151 285 4733

The Mersey Deanery will give trainees at least 6 weeks notice to provide the necessary documentation for their review.

Trainees will not be 'chased' to provide this documentation by the required date and should be aware that failure to do so can result in the panel failing to consider their progress and an unsatisfactory outcome being awarded. As a result the trainee may not have acquired the necessary competencies to progress in the specialty under review.

Failure to produce timely, adequate evidence for the panel will result in an incomplete outcome (Outcome 5) and will require the trainee to explain to the panel and Deanery in writing the reasons for the deficiencies in the documentation.

Less Than Full Time Trainees: The GMC now wants Deaneries to provide evidence that all trainees are seen at least once a year, so your e-portfolio will be considered but you will not receive an ARCP outcome or certificate.

Final Year Trainees: Those reaching their CCT will be required to attend a face to face ARCP to sign off their Postgraduate Training.

Trainees will also be required to attend an Interim Review. This consists of the specialty meeting with trainees throughout the year to assess progress. If a trainee is not achieving the required standard, the Chair of the panel MUST inform the Lead Associate Dean within 24 hours.

E-PORTFOLIO REVIEW REQUIREMENTS

Trainees are NOT required to attend unless a PYA Review

Paediatrics
1. Register with the Royal College of Paediatrics
2. Gain access to NHS E-Portfolios
3.Ensure you read the additional guidance available on the E-Portfolio upon the Royal College of Paediatrics website
For E-Portfolio Review: Ensure your NHS E-Portfolio is up to date.

Paediatric Cardiology
1. Register with the JRCPTB
2. Gain access to NHS E-Portfolios
3. Ensure you read the additional guidance available: NHS E-Portfolio Guidance
For E-Portfolio Review: Ensure your NHS E-Portfolio is up to date.

If you have any questions regarding your E-Portfolio or ARCP Review, please contact your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The E-Portfolio Lead for Mersey is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please contact Lesley with any issues regarding supervisors and placements upon your E-Portfolio.

The Mersey Deanery contact for Paediatrics is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0151 285 4733

ANNUAL REVIEW OF COMPETENCY PROGRESSION (ARCP) PANEL

Trainees are required to attend

Decision Aids: Mersey Deanery decision aid

If following the E-Portfolio Review the panel note any trainees that are not at the required standard of training, they will be invited to attend the ARCP, also, failure to produce timely, adequate evidence for the E-Portfolio Review will result in an incomplete outcome (Outcome 5) and will require the trainee to explain to the ARCP panel and Deanery in writing the reasons for the deficiencies in the documentation.

The ARCP panel consists of:
• The Dean or representatives (ie, Associate, Deputy)
• Training Programme Director and/or Head of School
• Lay member
• External representation from within the Specialty.
• If academic trainee (ACF, ACL,) 2 academic representatives must be in attendance.

Plus one from the list below:
• Chair of specialty Training Committee,
• College/faculty rep (e.g. from the Specialty SAC)
• Education supervisor

The ARCP panel will also review 10% of the E-Portfolio/Documentation Review recommendations for satisfactory outcomes. Once the 10% has been confirmed as satisfactory, all the ARCP Certificates are produced via the e-portfolio.

ARCP OUTCOMES

Satisfactory Progress
1 Achieving progress and competences at the expected rate
Unsatisfactory or insufficient evidence
2 Development of specific competences required – additional training time not required
3 Inadequate progress by the trainee – additional training time required
4 Released from training programme with or without specified competences
5 Incomplete evidence presented – additional training time may be required
Recommendation for completion of training
6 Gained all required competences
Outcomes for trainees out of programme or not in run-through training
7.1 Satisfactory progress in or completion of the LAT / FTSTA placement.
7.2 Development of Specific Competences Required – additional training time not required LAT / FTSTA placement
7.3 Inadequate progress by the trainee – additional training time required LAT / FTSTA placement
7.4 Incomplete Evidence Presented - LAT / FTSTA placement.
8 Out of programme
Note: OOPT must have an annual review and therefore be reviewed under Outcomes 1-5; not Outcome 8
9 Top-up training

ARCP OUTCOME APPEAL

Trainees have the right to review and appeal against unsatisfactory outcomes awarded at ARCP. This is covered in Section 7.121 of The Gold Guide - A Guide to Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 13:55

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