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 2017

17th November 2017

ARCP Dates 2018

6th February 2018
21st February 2018
18th May 2018
29th May 2018
12th June 2018
21st June 2018
22nd June 2018
25th June 2018
28th June 2018
25th July 2018
12th September 2018
28th September 2018
23rd November 2018