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Supporting the COVID-19 response - managing annual review of competency progression (ARCP) for paediatrics training, RCPCH (updated 10th January 2022)

Year of publication
We offer updated guidance on how we'd advise Educational Supervisors and ARCP panels to assess their trainees due for their annual reviews this year. The General Medical Council (GMC) has approved an extension to the derogations put in place last year, and these will remain in place while disruption to training continues.

For paediatrics the main point to note is that ST3 trainees may be allowed to progress through level 2 training (to ST4) without MRCPCH, if their preparation or attendance has been disrupted by COVID-19. Those who have been affected in this manner can be given an outcome 10.1; they will need to obtain MRCPCH before further progression beyond ST4. Educational Supervisors should explicitly document continuing suitability / capability for middle grade work for any level 2 trainees without MRCPCH.

Date added
Created by
Linda Hopwell
Published by
Current Awareness Service for Health