UKFPO Bulletin

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Welcome to the March bulletin.

Most FDs will be changing posts at the end of this month and entering the final post of the year.  This means that ARCPs are approaching.  For those who are unaware, of these, the ARCP (Annual Review of Competence Progression) is a process to review the progress of all doctors in training and, for doctors more senior than F1, it forms part of the GMC revalidation process.

In Foundation, as in most specialty training (including general practice), it is the responsibility of the Foundation doctor to ensure their portfolio is complete.  

Details of requirements can be found at Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) – UK Foundation Programme

It is most important to ensure there is sufficient evidence linked to all the FPCs in the curriculum section of your eportfolio.  You can do this by creating a summary narrative for each of the HLOs where you review the evidence you have acquired over the year.  If you are not sure you have all the evidence, please speak to your educational supervisor.

Some of the evidence in the eportfolio comes in the form of supervisor reports.  Please ensure you arrange an appointment with your CS and ES for them to be completed.  Without your CS and ES reports you cannot progress.

For those Foundation doctors out of phase or on careers breaks, there will still usually be an ARCP although this will not be used to decide on progression.

The final thing to remember is that ARCPs are usually carried out in June, so eportfolio’s must be completed by the end of May.  This means the supervisor’s end of year report needs to be completed by the end of May too.

As always, there is more information on all this on the UKFPO website.

Best wishes
Tony Choules, Operational Advisor to the UKFPO

BSACI Medical Scholarship Scheme – Now Open 2 – 5 October 2024 – Harrogate convention centre Open to F2 doctors, IMT’s and ST1-3 doctors. See poster for more details

Our Careers webinar recording is now available for you to view.

If you are interested in any of our webinars but were unable to attend, you can find the webinar recordings on our website.

SCRIPT modules (PSA)

Check the link to view the March elfh update.


Application window:  Monday 11 March 2024, 12:00 – Monday 18 March 2024, 09:00.

The UKFPO will shortly be recruiting two F1 doctors to serve as UKFPO Fellows for the duration of their F2 year (August 2024 to July 2025). Applications open on Monday 11 March 2024, 12:00 and close on Monday 18 March 2024, 09:00. Applications will be capped at 100, meaning that if we receive 100 applications whilst the application window is open, no new applications will be accepted. Applications will be collected via a Microsoft Form. The link will be posted on the UKFPO homepage at 09:00 on Monday 11 March 2024.  

If you have any questions, please email