The ARCP provides a formal process that uses the evidence collected by the trainee, relating to their progress in the training programme. It is undertaken on at least an annual basis for all trainees in specialty training, and it will enable the trainee, the Postgraduate Dean and employers to document that the competences required are being gained at an appropriate rate and through appropriate experience. The process may be conducted more frequently if there is a need to deal with performance and progression issues outside the annual review. It is not in itself a means or tool of assessment.
The ARCP process is governed by the Gold Guide and is applicable to all specialty trainees, whether training full or less than full time, those in academic programmes and those out of programme.
All trainees should refer to the relevant training matrix when preparing for ARCP.
The West Midlands School of O&G holds two ARCP sessions each year, the main one in June and a smaller one in December.
The ARCP dates for 2021 are:
Monday 07 June 2021
Tuesday 08 June 2021
Wednesday 09 June 2021
ARCP Outcome Feedback Meetings
Friday 02 July 2021