The Annual Review of Competence Progression is a review of evidence of achievement over the course of a year of training. The ARCP panel reviews and validates the educational supervisor’s recommended outcome against the foundation doctor’s portfolio of evidence. Although it is not in itself an assessment, it is a summative judgement of a foundation doctor’s performance and development throughout the year. The panel makes recommendations to the postgraduate dean. This means the process decides whether an individual doctor can progress to the next stage of training. Progression is dependent on evidence that the foundation doctor has met or exceeded the minimum expected level of performance in each of the 20 foundation professional capabilities (foundation programme training outcomes).

IMPORTANT: ARCP Guides and Documents

Statement regarding Core Procedures: In light of the pandemic, ARCP requirements for F1 and F2 doctors were amended for any ARCPs taking place between April and July 2020. One of the amendments was the removal of the requirement for F1 doctors to evidence competence in the 15 core procedures mandated by the GMC. Current F2 doctors who received an F1CC between April and July 2020 and did not complete all the core procedures are not required to complete them during F2 UNLESS their supervisor is concerned about their performance of these procedures in the workplace. F2s do of course have the option to complete these for their own development, but it is not an F2 ARCP requirement. November 2020