ARCP

Every trainee has an annual review of progression in every speciality in which they are training. ICM ARCPs are typically held in June and December each year and are organised by the training programme director in conjunction with the specialty school manager at HETV.

Joint CCT Programme:

Trainees on the old style Joint CCT programme should have their basic and intermediate level ICM assessed by an ICM representative at their base-specialty ARCP.

Trainees will have an interim review by an ICM panel anything up to 6 months before they start advanced training. At this review, they will need to show that their basic and intermediate level training has been signed off, complementary specialty training has been completed satisfactorily and all 10 case summaries have been completed and approved by their ES/FICM tutor. A checklist for the interim review can be found here:  Ready to Start Advanced Training Evidence Checklist joint CCT 2016. At that review the panel can also answer any questions about the advanced training year and confirm the hospital(s) in which training will take place.

Trainees in advanced training will have an ICM ARCP a year after their previous ARCP in their base-specialty. It doesn’t matter how far into advanced training they are, the important thing is that the annual review must take place every 12 months during training. There will also be a final sign-off of ICM after the full programme has been completed – the TPD will arrange this. Here are copies of the ARCP Evidence Checklist joint CCT 2016 and the ARCP_Educational_Supervisor_report joint CCT 2016. Evidence of the GMC survey can be printed off and included in the paper portfolio. Form R and the extended scope of practice form should be submitted by the deadline date HETV specifies on the ARCP invitation letter.

 

Single CCT Programme:

Trainees appointed to the ICM CCT programme start in August. The TPD will have worked out the detail of the training programme for each trainee which will typically include medicine, anaesthetics and ICM during stage 1 training. It doesn’t matter which specialty a trainee is actually working in, the CCT programme is ICM so the ARCP will be hosted by ICM in June. While a trainee can have a clinical supervisor in medicine or anaesthesia, the overall educational supervisor who fills out the ES report should be a consultant in ICM.

Everything specific to the programme gets completed in the ICM eportfolio, including the ES report and the ARCP outcome form. Evidence of the GMC survey can be uploaded to the portfolio. Form R and the extended scope of practice form should be submitted by the deadline date HETV specifies on the ARCP invitation letter. Here is a copy of the ARCP Evidence Checklist single or dual ICM Oxford v1 4 2016.

For those trainees who were appointed to stage 1 training before the introduction of the eportfolio, here is the template for the ARCP_Educational_Supervisor_report single or dual CCT 2016.

 

Dual CCT Programme:

When a trainee is appointed to their first specialty training programme their ARCP date is tied into the programme start date. For example, someone starting a programme in August will have Summer ARCPs and someone starting in February (typically anaesthetics) will have Winter ARCPs. That pattern of Summer or Winter reviews continues even if the trainee gets appointed to a second specialty programme.

Trainees need to have an ARCP every year in each specialty in which they are training. Rather than have trainees turn up to two separate panels, the TPDs work together to convene a panel with all the relevant representatives for both specialties. When a trainee is based in ICM then ICM hosts the panel. When a trainee is based in their other specialty, that other specialty hosts the panel. Regardless of which specialty hosts the ARCP, evidence from each specialty portfolio is assessed and an outcome form is independently issued for each specialty.

Everything specific to the ICM programme gets completed in the ICM eportfolio, including the ES report and the ARCP outcome form. Evidence of the GMC survey can be uploaded to the portfolio. Form R and the extended scope of practice form should be submitted by the deadline date HETV specifies on the ARCP invitation letter. Here is a copy of the ARCP Evidence Checklist single or dual ICM Oxford v1 4 2016.

For those trainees who were appointed to stage 1 training before the introduction of the eportfolio, here is the template for the ARCP_Educational_Supervisor_report single or dual CCT 2016.

 

OOPR:

Trainees who are undertaking research out of programme should use the general ARCP Evidence Checklist single or dual ICM Oxford v1 4 2016 and just submit the relevant items. For example, everyone needs a CV, PDP, record of CPD, learning agreement, but if there has been no clinical work then no clinical WBAs or clinical competencies are required. If they have just been engaged in research work then the only supervisor’s report they need is the ICM OOPR – Supervisor Report 2016. If they have been engaged in both clinical and research work since the last ARCP then they will need the usual clinical supervisor’s report and a research supervisor’s report.

 

Stage 1 and Stage 2 sign-off:

Completion of Stage 1 and Stage 2 training is confirmed by the Regional Advisor and another trainer (usually the Training Programme Director) after they have reviewed the whole eportfolio. At the moment sign-offs are still done on paper so trainees will be given a soft copy of the document to upload to their eportfolio. The trainee should then forward a copy of this document to the Faculty to unlock the portfolio for the next stage of training.  The Faculty does intend to incorporate these forms into the eportfolio in the future.