ARCP Date(s):  Between 7th & 11th June 2021

Deadline for Submission: 24th May 2021


Key Contacts 

Dr Tim Howell - Training Programme Director 

Dr Katherine Mellor - Training programme Director

Naomi Mallinson - Education Programme Manager 

Education Programme Coordinator 


ARCPs will be held virtually and you are not required to attend unless requested to do so by the College Tutor or Training Programme Director. You will be able to see your ARCP outcome on your e-portfolio once it has been taken out of draft. It is expected that you will be aware of the likely ARCP outcome before the panel convenes based on the discussions you will have with your educational supervisor and/or your local College Tutor.

LINK to ARCP Guidance and Specialty curriculum  


E-Portfolio Preparation

Trainees must ensure that their e-portfolio is up to date and meets the requirements of the ARCP decision aids for the grade and specialty being assessed. LTFT trainees will undertake an annual ARCP and must ensure that their assessments are maintained on a pro rata basis for the stage of training.  We would recommend that you assess your portfolio against the targets expected in the IMT ARCP decision aid (attached) and discuss with your supervisor where you feel that there may be significant deficits. As discussed below, we are expecting derogations to some domains in this decision aid to mitigate for the impact of Covid (these are likely to focus on clinic numbers, MRCP progress and practical procedures). This information will be made available on the JRCPTB website once the derogations have been agreed.

Educational Supervisor Reports   

This is the key piece of evidence that the ARCP panel will assess. It must be thorough enough for the panel to be able to decide on an outcome.  It is vital that where training has been disrupted by Covid that this impact is referenced in the ES report, and what actions have been taken to compensate for this. A request is currently with the GMC to agree derogations from the IMT curriculum/ARCP decision aid to allow progress through training. Once these are agreed the information will be on the JRCPTB website, but your College Tutors will be aware of these.

Trainees are advised to arrange their educational supervisors meeting well in advance of their ARCP. All trainees should ensure an Educational supervisor report is completed and taken out of draft on your e-portfolio, this applies to Full and Less than Full Time trainees.


All trainees holding an NTN/DRN must submit an Annual Form R this includes trainees on Maternity & Sick Leave  in addition to trainees in programme. Attached is a link to the Form R for you to download.

Parts A & B must be submitted to two weeks prior to your ARCP date

Part B of the form must be sent to your educational supervisor prior to your ES report being completed (Not applicable to trainees on MAT or Sick leave. A copy of part B must also be uploaded to your E-portfolio Library under a folder titled ARCP 2021.

Wider Scope of Practice Form

This form can also be found on the link to the Form R and should be completed by all trainees that have undertaken work outside of their expected duties or employer.

Educational Supervisor Feedback Form – Trainee Feedback

Here is a link to the ES feedback form – Trainee Feedback.


Trainees MUST ensure their E-Portfolio is ARCP ready including supervisor’s reports (where applicable), Form Rs submitted to Kayleigh Merry and uploaded to their E-Portfolio Library Two weeks prior to the ARCP date listed at the top of this email. Please do not submit your Form R more than Two weeks prior to your ARCP to avoid an invalid submission. Failure to fulfil the requirements outlined for the ARCP could result in an unsatisfactory outcome being issued.

If you having difficulty getting the requirements fulfilled by the deadline please contact your College Tutor or the Training Programme Director to discuss.  


COVID ARCP outcomes will only be issued where warranted. The standard ARCP outcomes will continue to be used if appropriate and in line with the Gold Guide ARCP information.