Annual Record of Competency Progress Gold Guide A Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK (fourth edition, 2010) Specialist Training In Psychiatry A Comprehensive guide to training and assessment in the UK for trainees and local educational providers (January 2010 RCPsych OP69) Why ? To provide formal assessment of trainees progress annually throughout training Protect public – ensure patient safety –links to GMC- Good Medical Practice How? Panel –at least 3 members Looks at paper evidence of training activities Trainee not always required to be present but majority of trainees seen in Peninsula seen face to face Requirements Electronic portfolio-links training activity to curriculum (this should have been reviewed by educational supervisor prior to ARCP) Evidence of NHS appraisal within past 12 months. This should be carried out by the educational supervisor Educational Supervisors report (on-line) College Tutor’s report (scanned and uploaded) Evidence of audit activity 360 degree appraisal – at least two rounds of mini pat feedback Workplace Based Assessments as per OP 69 ie. 3 ACEs (2 for CT1), 4 Mini-ACEs, 2 CBDs/ year. This is the minimum requirement and the majority of trainees by far exceed this. In addition, trainees are expected to demonstrate curriculum psychotherapy competencies using the relevant WPBAs. Less than full-time trainees are required to produce pro-rata evidence. Participation in ECT, journal club, case presentations, teaching and nonclinical activities will also be assessed using relevant WPBAs eg DOPs, AOT, DONCs etc Enhanced Form R (requirement from 2013 for purposes of revalidation). Trainee to complete form prior to ARCP Employers declaration (requirement from 2013 for purposes of revalidation). Employee to submit to Deanery prior to ARCP What are we looking for Triangulated evidence of competency at level of training and progression towards consultant practice Evidence linked to Intended Learning Outcomes Evidence that trainees are able to meet competencies within required training period. eg evidence of at least one written exam pass for MRCpsych prior to entry into CT3/ ability to obtain psychotherapy competencies before end of core training What Goes Wrong Evidence not available ie. not included in portfolio Tasks not done eg. No audit project/too few WPBAs Poorly presented portfolio Trainee late/not arranged cover/on holiday/acts of God etc Outcomes Most trainees will obtain outcome 1 (achieving satisfactory progress) Trainees obtaining outcome 2 will have specific targets identified/The core Training Programme Director will liaise with trainer and check progress prior to next ARCP Trainees identified as requiring an extension to training (outcome 3) will have specific targets set and be offered the opportunity to meet with senior Deanery staff to ensure that they have appropriate support It is expected that only in exceptional circumstances will trainees obtain outcome 5 – insufficient evidence submitted Trainee Responsibilities To be proactive in organising the e-portfolio/NHS appraisal/workplace based assessments/ educational supervisors review and ensuring they are freed up from clinical commitments on days of ARCP To ensure that all evidence is made available to the panel at least 2 weeks before the ARCP Deanery responsibilities To set dates for ARCPS Arrange selection of and Convening of panels Chair panel discussion Enable panel to review evidence beforehand Support panel to make judgement about outcomes awarded Communicate outcomes to trainers especially when remedial action necessary Feedback to trainees re outcomes Ensure process is fair and complies with antidiscriminatory legislation etc School of Psychiatry Vision That the ARCP is a positive experience marking an important milestone in the professional journey To use the educational expertise of the panel to provide valuable feedback to trainees and insights into strengths and weaknesses or gaps Mature, adult learners take ownership for their own learning and trainees welcome the opportunity for review The ARCP is just part of a journey of lifetime commitment to continuing professional development and a process which will continue into consultant practice Training doctors to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to patients is the focus of all School of Psychiatry activities.