Every year trainees undergo a minimum of one annual assessment to ensure they are progressing adequately in the training programme. These assessments will either be in the form of an Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) or Record of In Training Assessment (RITA). The majority of the assessments typically take place during the summer months (June – July).

The 2018  Assessments will be taking place on 14th June 2018 at the Severn Deanery, Bristol

ARCP: All trainees joining the programme as an ST1 will follow the ARCP process of assessment. The ARCP process is governed by the Modernising Medical Careers Gold Guide 2010. Trainees are encouraged to read this document as an aide to their understanding of the process of annual assessment. The primary component of a trainee’s ARCP is the review of their e-portfolio logbook. This logbook will be reviewed by a closed panel (trainee not present) and an outcome will be issued. Upon notification of the outcome the trainee will be invited to attend a face to face meeting with the panel to discuss the result. Whilst attendance is not mandatory for trainees with satisfactory outcomes (outcome 1), the option to attend remains as it can be a good opportunity to get career advice and guidance for the forthcoming year. The School therefore recommends trainees attend this face to face meeting.

The annual assessments are organised by the Head of School Mr John Ferris and the Education Programme Manager Lucy Curtis, who will contact trainees to inform them of paperwork completion/submission dates, and the date of the face to face meetings. Any queries regarding assessments should be directed to the Education Programme Manager.