ARCPs and Interim Reviews

ARCP Requirements:

The ARCP checklists are handy to see at a glance what evidence trainees need to provide for their ARCP in each training year.  Please refer to this when preparing your ePortfolio. Please be aware that if trainees are missing any evidence, they may be awarded an unsatisfactory outcome at ARCP.

  • Multi-source Feedback (MSF): Your MSF summary should be released to you and discussed with you before your ARCP. There should be a minimum of 12 responses with three/four of these being consultant responses (two MSFs per year per specialty post).
  • Enhanced Form R: You are required to submit your completed Enhanced Form R part B at each ARCP. This is not required for Interim Reviews.
  • EM Assessments checklist: You should use this document to record which assessments you’ve completed.  This document will be reviewed at your ARCP/Interim Review, so you must ensure the most up to date version is uploaded to your personal library prior to your ARCP meeting.
  • Faculty government statement – Multi-consultant feedback from Local Faculty Group meeting. At least one required per year.

ARCP (Higher trainees):

The ARCP process is mandatory and must be undertaken at least once a year. The panel will be unable to review progress if trainees do not have your ePortfolio record up to date, or fail to submit the relevant paperwork. This could result in trainees being prevented from progressing to the next stage of their training.

To find out more about ARCPs in KSS, visit the ARCP webpage.

Interim Review (for all ST1-ST6 trainees):

The interim review is a face-to-face meeting to review all the evidence in trainees ePortfolio part way through their training year. This ensures trainees are on track for attaining a satisfactory ARCP outcome in the summer. It also allows trainees the time to discuss your training and experience with consultants who are not assigned as your Educational Supervisor.