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Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) Process

Charles University Medical Graduate Programme



In order to either progress into the second year, or complete this two year programme. you will need to meet some educational targets across the year. This progress will be assessed through an ARCP panel at the end of each year. This will take the form of a Horus e-portfolio review and meeting with an ARCP panel of 2/3 senior clinicians. They will be reviewing your portfolio, looking to see that you have completed and recorded each of the requirements in the appropriate checklist below. You will then meet with the panel to discuss your progress and is an opportunity for you to ask any questions/reflect on your year with the panel members.


Signing off SLEs (Supervised Learning Events)

An SLE is an interaction between a foundation doctor and a trainer which leads to immediate feedback and reflective learning. 


SLEs that include direct observation of the doctor/patient encounter use: mini-CEX and DOPS

SLEs that take place remotely from patients use: CBDs and DCTs

A different teacher/trainer should be used for each SLE wherever possible, including at least 1 consultant or GP principal level per placement.  The ES or CS should also be used for an SLE.  

In principle the following grade Doctors can sign off your SLEs

  • Supervising Consultants

  • GP principals

  • Doctors more senior than F2

  • Experienced nurses (band 5 or above

  • Allied health professional colleagues ​





TAB​ - Team Assessment of Behaviour

  • You must complete your self-TAB before you can start the feedback process

  • Once you have completed your self-TAB you will have 45 days to gather responses

  • Assessors can be chosen from the current and previous placements.  Feedback must be gathered by the date specified.

  • A valid TAB requires a minimum of 10 assessor responses and must include the following (it is highly recommended that you invite more than 10 assessors to give feedback to cover for any non-responses):

    • 2 consultants or trained GPs.  Your named CS should normally be used as an assessor but is not mandatory

    • 1 other doctor more senior than F2

    • 2 senior nurses (Band 5 or above)

    • 2 allied health professionals / other team members including ward clerks, secretaries and auxiliary staff - NOTE: only 2 foundation Drs will count towards your total number of responses and will be classed as allied health professionals.

PSG - Placement Supervision Group Feedback

It is the responsibility of your CS to set up your PSG and identify 3-5 colleagues who you will work with closely during your time on the placement and can therefore give accurate and detailed feedback to your CS during your placement and via the PSG.  You must ensure your CS identifies assessors for your PSG early in your placement (preferably during your initial meeting). It is your responsibility to discuss the PSG with your CS during your initial meeting so that the PSG is opened and requests have been sent to the identified assessors. The people requested to feedback via the PSG should do so only after you have completed a reasonable length of time in the placement to enable detailed feedback.


The process of naming assessors on the CS initial meeting form does not start/open a PSG - this needs to be done separately under the PSG tab on your portfolio.


The difference between a TAB and a PSG:

  1. The trainee cannot choose who feeds back to the PSG so assessors cannot be favourably picked.  

  2. We recommend between 3-5 assessors for the PSG rather than the min 10 for TAB



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