Documents and Forms for Revalidation
The Form R is split into two sections; Part A is for registering for Postgraduate Specialty Training, and must be completed at least once per year; Part B is a Self-Declaration for the Revalidation of Doctors in Training. A Form R will be requested from every new trainee joining a training programme, and at every ARCP thereafter.
Part B includes questions about significant events, complaints, compliments, probity and health. In addition, there is a scope of practice section where trainees are required to list their past and present employers, training placements, time out of programme, advisory or voluntary roles or any other activity undertaken in their capacity as a registered medical practitioner since their last ARCP or Appraisal, including all locum and non NHS work, even that done with their current employer.
Each ARCP should have a fresh Form R, which should be completed beforehand, but no earlier than 30 days before the ARCP date.
A Wider Scope of Practice form should be completed for each role you undertake in your capacity as registered medical practitioner outside of your training, and for which you do not have an appraisal. All such roles should be declared in the Scope of Practice section of the Form R.
OOP Supervisor Report
Trainees on Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) or Out of Programme for Research (OOPR) are required to submit a progress report as part of their annual ARCP process. This OOP Supervisor Report standardises the information ARCP panels receive for trainees on OOPs that do not count towards training, and ensures that the information required for revalidation is included. Please see our guidance on OOP and Revalidation for more information.
The Educational Supervisor’s report now includes additional questions regarding concerns and investigations relating to conduct, capability, serious untoward incidents (SUI), significant event investigations or complaints.
Exception Reports are the mechanism by which LEPs and employers can inform the RO of any concerns regarding trainees that are logged by their organisation’s clinical governance systems. Please see our Exception Report Guidance for more information.
ARCP Outcome Form
The ARCP Panel will determine whether or not there are any causes for concern, based on the information provided in the Form R, ES Report, Exception Report (where applicable) and any other relevant information, and the chair of the panel will relay this to the Responsible Officer via the ARCP Outcome form.
What Revalidation means for you...
A brief guide for doctors in training and doctors leaving training, this leaflet aims to help you understand the basics of revalidation.