General Information

ARCP Judge


Your ARCP is your Annual Review of Competency Progression.
In the Stoke School we run ARCP’s throughout the year.
The ARCP’s are run according to the rules set out in the Gold Guide.


ARCP Dates 2018:

23/01/18 – ST

01/05/18 – ST

19/06/18 – CT

03/07/18 – CT

04/09/18 – ST

11/12/18 – ST


ARCP Dates 2019:

22/01/19 – ST

07/05/19 – ST

25/06/19 – CT

02/07/19 – CT

16/07/19 – ST

10/09/19 – ST

17/09/19 – ST

10/12/19 – ST


Anaesthetic Academic Unit
Ground Floor Trent Building
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Newcastle Rd
ST4 6Q
United Kingdom

ARCP Timings

You are requred to have an ARCP every calandar year

Core Training

  • 1st – July
  • 2nd – June. Aim to issue a CLTC

Specialist Training

  • 1st – just after progression into ST4
  • 2nd – just before the end of ST4. Aim to issue an ILTC
  • 3rd – just after progression into ST6
  • 4th – just before the end of ST6
  • 5th – EXIT ARCP within 4 months of your CCT date

If your training moves out of sync with the schedule then one of the other ARCP dates will be utilised.

Invitation & Completion of Form R

The Deanery (HEE-WM) organise the ARCP’s. The School will agree a schedule for the day and inform the Deanery. The Deanery will then send out your invite with the time of your ARCP and confirmation of the venue.  They will also ask you to complete a Form R (Revalidation Document Part A and Part B), which must be done on-line:

Form R – LIVE Intrepid System

Trainee Guide on how to complete a Form R

Dress Code

Your ARCP reviews all aspects of your training including professionalism, attitudes and behaviour. Your attire should be professional, projecting your aim to become a Consultant. Exceptions would include those trainees at work on the Royal Stoke Site where it may not be timely to change out of theatre clothing.


The panel will comprise of:

Chairperson – Usually one of the TPD’s
Deanery representative
Regional Advisor
Consultants with ARCP training – usually College Tutors or Educational Supervisors
RCoA External Advisor – sometimes
Lay Member – sometimes


The ARCP panel will review all of the evidence of your training year via the LLLP. The requirements are different depending on your stage of training.

Portfolios will close 2 weeks before the ARCP date to allow the TPDs to identify any shortcomings.  However the closing date for the September ARCPs would be end of July.
Your ES should refer to the relevent ARCP checklist when reviewing you ESSR.

Basic Level Training
Intermediate Level Training
Higher Level Training

Important Notice regarding ARCP Logbook Format

At ARCP you are required to present the 5 page RCoA logbook Summary. Ideally this is collated into 1 file, saved as a PDF, uploaded to the LLLP and attached to the ARCP record.

Do not present the Raw data as this will result in an adverse outcome at ARCP.

Logbook summaries will be required for the current year of training (since your last ARCP), and a cumulative logbook for the entire CT or ST training.

LTFT ARCP Schedule

LTFT trainees must be reviewed by an ARCP panel at least once every calendar year, according to the Gold Guide. This means:

You will be invited to your ARCPs part way through a training year
You will be assessed according to the proportion of training you have completed
At three points, your ARCP will coincide with the end of each stage of training

  • CLTC (end of CT2)
  • ILTC (end of ST4)
  • EXIT CCT (end of ST7)

You will need to complete an ESSR for your ARCP the same as Full Time trainees