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 RCoA Guidance


  • Refer to ICM Pages of this website


  • 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




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