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Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)s & completing the Educational Supervisor's Structured Report (ESSR)

How to help your trainee prepare for the ARCP & completing the ESSR

Full details are outlined in the powerpoint presentation at the bottom of this page, which includes an overview of the ARCP process, derogations and checklists. It also outlines supervisory meetings, the importance of the ES completing the ESSR fully and non-clinical training opportunities for your trainees.

Specific references included in the presentation are:


Reflection should be part of a doctor’s every day practice and happens with both positive and negative events. Reflective practice is ‘the process whereby an individual thinks analytically about anything relating to their professional practice with the intention of gaining insight and using the lessons learned to maintain good practice or make improvements where possible’.

Requirements for ARCP are summarised in the ppt above. Further detail with templates to aid reflection and case examples of incidents for trainees and trainers from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges 2018 are found in the Reflective Practice Toolkit here

Further useful guidance from 'The Reflective Practitioner' is here

Other resources:

A reflection on reflection. Dyal L, Kumar P. RCoA Bulletin Nov 2019. Issue 118 pp24-5

ARCP Checklists

A national ARCP checklist for ARCP now exists for all CT & ST anaesthetic trainees.

ARCP checklist links to HEYH for CT & ST trainees

This ARCP checklist was amended for Covid June 2020 with reduced requirements.

ARCP checklist for ACCS trainees

How to pass your ARCP: ICM trainees