Our Assessment Calendar is now live. On the calendar you can find out the dates and locations of scheduled ARCPs and RITAs. To access it click here.
Please note that the ARCP (Annual Review of Competence Progression) process for specialty training is governed by the Gold Guide. Below is HEEM administrative guidance to assist with your interaction with this process; however it is advisable to consult the Gold Guide in addition to this advice.
Please refer to the Gold Guide Page 66-68 for the full list of outcomes.
Determining Review Dates:
ARCP panel reviews during training.
Administrative changes - post details, ES details, GP trainer details can be made by the HEEM Assessment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical or account based issues with the portfolio are undertaken by the RCGP Helpdesk at email@example.com
*Please note that WPBA can no longer be moved or deleted on the new version of the e-portfolio. We are also unable to add Clinical Supervisors to Secondary Care Posts.
Revalidation for GPRs currently occurs around the time of CCT, but evidence for this process is gathered every year in conjunction with the ARCP process. GPRs must submit a Form R self-declaration (Parts A & B) upon request from HEEM prior to each ARCP. Failure to do so will incur an Outcome 5 at the ARCP panel.
If GPRs are aware of any serious clinical or professional issues, complaints or investigations in which they have been involved since the submission of their previous Form R self-declaration, they must submit a new Form R part B to the Revalidation Team as soon as possible. This should be done before the next ARCP.
Please contact the Revalidation Team for further details.
See the following page for more information about Revalidation:https://www.eastmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/page.php?id=1602#whatisdesignated
Referral to ARCP because of concerns.
If a GPR is required to be reviewed by an ARCP panel because of concerns about educational progress then a referral form Referral Form must be completed by a Programme Director after discussion with the Educational Supervisor.
A discussion must take place with the GPR explaining that they may get an unsatisfactory outcome from the ARCP panel, the summary of this discussion should be recorded in the Educator Notes.
Participating in a Panel
HEEM GP panels run on a monthly basis and rely on the support of local educators.
No formal training is required to sit on an ARCP panel – the Panel Chairs give a full briefing on the panel's remit and aims before the panel begins.
To sit as a panel member you must be a fully accredited HEEM Trainer holding PGCME.
Prospective trainers not yet holding PGCME are more than welcome to attend in an observational role.
Please contact HEEM.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending a panel.
We appreciate that training and training programmes do not always progress as anticipated. If there any issues please contact the Assessment Team sooner rather than later.
|Panel Dates||Deadline for ESRs|
|9 September 2015||26 August 2015|
|15 October 2015||1 October 2015|
|12 November 2015||29 October 2015|
|9 December 2015||25 November 2015|
|17 December 2015||3 December 2015|
|28 January 2016||14 January 2016|
|11 February 2016||28 January 2016|
|9 March 2016||24 February 2016|
|14 April 2016||31 March 2016|
|18 May 2016;||4 May 2016|