The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) is the means by which the progress made by a trainee is assessed and measured, based on the explicit use of evidence. Without such evidence, a trainee will not be allowed to progress in their training. All Specialty Trainees enrolled in a training programme must have an annual assessment.  This is necessary to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made in order for you to gain your CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training).

Rheumatology ARCPs 2020

Rheumatology ARCPs will be taking place on Wednesday 17th June 2020

All evidence will need to be submitted on ePortfolio by no later than Wednesday 3rd June 2020., as the portfolios can be reviewed in the 2 weeks leading up to the ARCP date itself.  You will also need to complete and return your Enhanced Form R and Whole Scope of Practice Form (if applicable) to Joanne Stronach

Please also see the attached ARCP checklist that has been developed to work alongside the JRCPTB decision aid (see below). If you find it useful it may be worthwhile to check your ePortfolio evidence against the checklist (which outlines the various requirements) so that you know where you are at and what the panel will be assessing your evidence against on the day. Not compulsory by any means but hopefully will act as a bit of a guide. Also not applicable to those on OOP and those currently working LTFT will obviously be working towards their current training level targets but not necessarily at the end of the year by ARCP.

Rheumatology 2010 Curriculum

All trainees appointed from 1 August 2010 onwards will follow the Rheumatology 2010 Curriculum and be assessed using the 2010 Rheumatology Decision Aid (revised Nov 2014). Trainees need to ensure that they have met the competencies and completed the correct number of WPBAs for their year of training.


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