Postgraduate Doctors in training are required to undertake an Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) to demonstrate that they have obtained the necessary competencies to move to the next stage of their training. The panel has two objectives (Gold Guide):

to consider and approve the adequacy of the evidence and documentation provided by the trainee;
provided that adequate documentation has been presented, to make a judgement about the trainee’s suitability to progress to the next stage of training or confirm training has been satisfactorily completed.
Trainees should ensure they read the ARCP policy to ensure they understand the process and what is expected of them. To download the policy please click on the link below:-

The full ARCP policy can be read in the Gold Guide.


If you are a GP Trainer and would like to attend an ARCP Panel as an observer to further understand the process please email the Helpdesk