ARCP Requirements

Northwest School of Anaesthesia


Last update: 13th July 2018   See update history


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Completion of training in anaesthesia involves satisfying the requirements of the North West School of Anaesthesia, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the General Medical Council. The introduction of both a new Curriculum and an electronic Portfolio has led to changes in the way trainees collect and present evidence for review at ARCP.

The aim of this document is to explicitly state the requirements for a satisfactory outcome at ARCP. This benefits trainees, who have a clear blueprint of their requirements; educational supervisors, who are able to offer consistent guidance; and the ARCP panel, who are presented evidence in a consistent format. As a reference, the ARCP Panel A use this proforma to guide outcome at core level (though note it has yet to be updated to include perioperative medicine): .doc .pdf and [higher level documents pending].

It may well be that in the future the ePortfolio is closed to changes by trainees in the days immediately prior to their ARCP date to allow the panel members to review their evidence before meeting. It is strongly recommended that trainees keep their ePortfolio up-to-date and stay on top of these requirements.

Specific guidance for those training less than full time is available.

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