Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)

All trainees occupying a Specialty training post are required to undertake a yearly review of their progress (ARCP). Each annual review is carried out by a small specialty-based panel as detailed in the Gold Guide. It will provide an opportunity for the trainee to provide comments on their training to date, as well as reviewing their progress/competences and identifying specific training needs.

ARCP Requirements for Anaesthesia & ICM


  • Refer to the relevant tab for your stage of training : CT1-2 / ST3-4 / ST5-7


  • Refer to the relevant tab for your stage of training : Stage 1 / Stage 2 / Stage 3


  • Trainees on a dual programme have a separate ARCP for each specialty, though where possible (and almost always for Anaesthesia-ICM) there are held on the same day with one panel who can access both e-portfolios
  • Refer to Notes on Dual Anaesthesia-ICM (if relevant) - the principle aim is to reduce unnecessary duplication


ARCP Dates 2019


8th May (Final/ST7)

28th May (ST3)

6th June (ICM)

11th June (ST5)

12th June (ST6)

18th June (Academics)

20th June (CT1 & 2)

27th June (CT1 & 2)

9th July (ICM tbc)

24th July (ST4)

25th Sept (pm)

26th November (am)