All trainee registrars will have a consultant who will be their educational supervisor for the entire year while at a particular hospital. 


The trainee will have 3 appraisals by the educational supervisor spread throughout the year - start, mid and end of attachment. The educational supervisor will be the trainee’s first port of call if any training issues arise. 


Some aspects of haematology such as prescribing chemotherapy will be fully supervised 1:1 in ST3 and until competency achieved.


Appraisal & Assessment


Trainees in haematology will also have a number of work based assessments (WBA) which many will be familiar with during core medical training. Trainees are strongly encouraged to start completing the WBA as soon as possible and will be supported in this by clinical supervisors. 

Trainees will have Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) on a yearly basis (February or July) to ensure all requirements have been achieved. The ARCP decision grid is set out in the curriculum and can be found at


Key decision points concerning exams are that Part I FRCPath must have been completed to progress from ST5 to ST6 and Part 2 FRCPath to progress from ST7 to CCT.




Page Last Updated 18th November 2020