ARCP Date: 13/12/2022


Deadline for submission of Form R, E-Portfolio readiness including ES report(s) is: 06/12/2022


 Key Contacts 

 Dr Jonathan Hacon - Training Programme Director 

Dr Emma Thomas - Training Programme Director

Naomi Mallinson - Education Programme Manager 


  ARCPs will be held virtually and you are not required to attend unless requested to do so by the Training Programme Director. You will be able to see your ARCP outcome on your e-portfolio once it has been taken out of draft.


LINKS to ARCP Guidance and Specialty Decision Aids & Form R

Forms for PYR

GIM PYR Form Please complete the PYR form for your GIM PYR.

CV - Upload to your eportfolio personal library


All trainees holding an NTN/DRN must submit an Annual Form R this includes trainees on Maternity, Sick Leave or OOP in addition to trainees in programme.  

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 and may not be relevant to some trainees on OOPR/OOPE). A copy of part B must also be uploaded to your E-portfolio Library under a folder titled ARCP Dec 2022. 

Please do not submit your Form R parts A & B more than Two week's prior to the ARCP date. 

 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. This may include trainees on OOP that have returned to clinical practice during the pandemic or have undertaken on-calls to support the pandemic.  

 Dual accrediting with GIM & Form R

If you are dual accrediting with GIM you are only required to submit 1 copy of the form R. This will need to be submitted by the deadline of the first ARCP assessment so if the GIM ARCP is before your specialty ARCP, please ensure it is submitted and uploaded by the GIM deadline.

Submit your form R Parts A & B (wider scope of practice where applicable) to:



  If you having difficulty getting the requirements fulfilled by the deadline, please contact your Training programme Director to discuss. 

  E-Portfolio Preparation.                                                                                                              

 Trainees must ensure that their e-portfolio is up to date and meets the requirements of the 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.  Trainees Dual accrediting with GIM will need to submit an educational report specific to each specialty.  

  Educational Supervisor Reports  

 All trainees having an ARCP must have an educational supervisor’s report. Trainees are asked to book a meeting with their educational supervisor in advance of their ARCP. The ES report must be taken out of draft by the ARCP submission deadline.   

 Trainees undertaking OOPs that their supervisors do not have access to their E- Portfolio must download and request their supervisors complete the attached form found at the following link.  Trainees should then upload the completed report to their e-portfolio library clearly named so the panel can find it in your library.  

Academic Trainees

 Trainees on an academic training programme need to ask their Academic Educational Supervisor to complete the NIHR Academic supervisors report NOT the Academic supervisors report on the e-portfolio.

 Below is a link to the Academic ARCP process which includes the forms you need to complete for PDP and the report you need to complete and sign with your Academic supervisor.


Avoiding the pitfalls of a G(I)M outcome 5 


The Training programme Director would like to offer the following pointers to help avoid unsatisfactory outcomes good engagement with this process (almost) guarantees no further GIM ARCP 

  • Ensure educational supervisors of local faculty groups comment specifically on GIM performance and not just second CCT specialty
  • - Logbooks +/- Firth calculators of experience should be in library for review (anonymous data of course!), as should proof of attendance if not signed off by supervisors
  • - It is difficult but ensure there is supervisor sign off of competences commensurate with experience
  • - Use the ARCP Decision aid in curriculum though it is not the easiest thing to read