The ARCP is an annual process whereby a panel of HEE YH Educationalists meet with trainees to consider whether a trainee is suitable to continue to the next stage of their training.
The ARCP is a formal process within the curriculum in which a trainee’s progress in the training programme is assessed and measured. This is carried out using a range of defined and validated assessment tools, along with professional and triangulated judgements about the trainee’s rate of progress. An Outcome is given following evaluation of the written evidence of progress and is essential if the trainee is to progress and to confirm that the required competences are being achieved.
RITA (Record of In-Training Assessment)
The RITA is an annual process whereby a panel of HEE YH Educationalists meet with trainees to consider whether a trainee is suitable to continue to the next stage of their training.
The purpose of the RITA is to judge progress against defined criteria based on the relevant curriculum. Trainees are required to meet an agreed standard in order to proceed through their training programme. The aim of the RITA is to provide both the trainee and the trainer with a picture at regular intervals of a trainee's progress. It also provides feedback to a trainee and enables support to be directed to those areas of training most needed by individuals to ensure they move through the grade as quickly and smoothly as possible. Assessment also ensures that public interest in the quality of training is recognised.
The BMA link below provides further information on the ARCP process:
The HEE YH ARCP Guidance Document is available to assist Lay Reps when attending ARCPs panels.
Academic ARCP Guidance
Curricula information is found on the Royal College websites. It may be useful to look for "decision aids" on the website which will help when attending ARCPs. Some helpful links have been added below:
Royal College Websites