ARCP Checklist

ARCP Dates

Most Wessex foundation doctors will have an ARCP on one of the following dates:

  • Monday 12 June 2023
  • Tuesday 13 June 2023
  • Wednesday 14 June 2023
  • Thursday 15 June 2023

Submission deadline: Tuesday 30 May 2023 at 23:59
All evidence to be considered at ARCP panels on the above dates must be submitted to Horus by this deadline.

Out of synch ARCPs

If you are out of synch because you work less than full time, have had a break in training, extension to your training or for any other reason, your ARCP date might be on another date. We will notify you in good time, at least eight weeks in advance. There are ARCP dates regularly throughout the year.

ARCP Process

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 foundation professional capabilities (foundation programme training outcomes) specified in the Foundation Programme Curriculum.

For more information about ARCP see HEE Wessex Accreditation and Revalidation pages, the UKFPO website and the latest edition of the Gold Guide.