All trainees will have an Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) at the end of the training year. There are separate ARCP panels for the three training schemes and in each scheme the ARCP process relies upon a structured report of the years training produced by the Educational Supervisor. Trainees will be informed by individual schemes the addtional evidence they have to provide for the process and most trainees have a face to face ARCP interview every year. The ARCP forms are completed in Kaizen prior to the ARCP interview and trainees should be aware of the outcome before they attend for interview. 

The majority of ARCPs are held at a single annual panel for each Scheme. The local pages that follow give full details. But trainees should note that some ARCP reviews may occur at other times. At ARCP the trainee's e-Portfolio will be reviewed and it is important that trainees demonstrate engagement with and appropriate progression through training using the full range of assessments available in the e-portfolio, these include:

  • RAD DOPs - numbers as specified by your training scheme
  • MINI IPXs - numbers as specified by your training scheme
  • Multi-source feedback - one completed per year
  • Audit/Quality Improvement project - at least one completed per year
  • Teaching assessment - at least two completed per year
  • In addition, it is now a requirement of the RCR that trainees are involved in at least one research project during their training, and evidence of this should be provided
  • Clinical supervisor's reports (induction, mid and end of attachment, for each attachment)
  • Educational supervisor's reports (induction, mid and end of year reports, plus ES annual structured report)
  • GMC survey receipt
  • Revalidation form R

Individual training schemes set target numbers for trainee plain film reporting through the year, and it is important that trainees achieve these. The targets themselves are set locally and it is important that trainees familiarise themselves with what is expected.