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Annual review of competency progression (ARCP)

Deaneries and local offices review the progress of all doctors in training at least annually and award them with an ARCP outcome (depending on when they started their training). These reports compare the rates of unsatisfactory outcomes across different specialties. They are intended to help training organisations to identify where variation exists and to investigate the underlying cause.

The ARCP progression reports are presented in two reports. The first shows variation across trainees from different medical schools. The second shows variation across the postgraduate organisation responsible for their training and contains additional breakdowns by demographic characteristics.

The undergraduate and postgraduate ARCP reports are available in the national training survey online reporting tool on a separate tab.