ARCP Requirements

Northwest School of Anaesthesia


Last update: 24th October 2021   See update history
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Selected curriculum: 2010


Please see below for requirements for ARCPs during the COVID-19 pandemic
ARCP Outcomes
  • Outcome 1 – Satisfactory progress
  • Outcome 2 – Development of specific competencies required – additional time not required
  • Outcome 3 – Inadequate progress – additional training time required
  • Outcome 4 – Released from training programme
  • Outcome 5 – Incomplete evidence presented – additional time may be required
  • Outcome 6 – Training Completed
COVID Outcomes (No Fault)
Outcome of ARCP may be affected by COVID-19 through no fault of the trainee.

These outcomes recognise that progress has been satisfactory, but that gaining competencies has been delayed by COVID.

  • Outcome 10.1 – if trainee at critical progression point (e.g. ST4-5), but they CAN gain competencies in the next stage of training.
  • Outcome 10.2 – if trainee at critical progression point, but the trainee CANNOT gain competencies (e.g. exam cancellation).
CUT Forms & WBPA

Please continue as usual with trying to get WBPA done and UOT signed off. However, there is no lower limit on number that have to be to be completed for ARCP. Competencies that should have been completed in a stage of training can be completed in the next, for example – Pain Medicine in Intermediate could be completed in ST5 if you are unable to complete in ST3/4.

Feedback from Trainers

No need for formal written Consultant Feedback, but some form of feedback (verbal or written) must be obtained by the ES and commented upon in the ESSR.

Educational Supervisor’s Structured Report

One per hospital placement as usual.

Audit/Clinical Governance Summary

Summary required. Please comment on any COVID training/simulation or protocol development that you have been involved in. If no audit/clinical governance project has been completed for the training year, the Educational Supervisor should comment on this in the ESSR.

GMC Survey

No survey this year, and not required.


Up-to-date CV only required for trainees in ST6-7.

Logbook Summary

Required, but no lower limit on cases for ARCP.

CME Points

Summary required, but no lower limit on number of points for ARCP.

Training Certificates

If completed, please upload.


If completed, please upload.


Not applicable.

Reflective Practice

No minimum requirement as usual. There must be some evidence of reflection available in the LLP, and it should be commented on in ESSR. Any critical incident mentioned on Form R must have a corresponding reflection in the LLP.

Multi-Source Feedback

Not mandated at present for ARCP.


Form R must be completed and uploaded.


Not mandated, but please complete placement feedback if able to.

Thank you to all trainees from all your trainers

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 ARCP is a 12-monthly review of progress through the training scheme and is independent of the progession through phases of training. Everybody enrolled on the training programme in the region will be invited to attend an ARCP every year, including those training on a less than full time basis.

The aim of this site is to state explicitly 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:

ARCP panels will reviewing evidence within the Lifelong Learning Platform ten working days (two weeks) prior to the advised date of your ARCP. Any evidence added after this cut-off date will not be considered as part of your ARCP outcome. It is strongly recommended that trainees keep their LLP up-to-date and stay on top of these requirements.

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

Choose your year of training.