ARCP Dates and Guide

ARCP Guide

Updated: August 2017

1.       Have completed a trust induction and departmental induction( if you are in a new hospital)

2.       Meet with you ES/College tutor within the 1st 2 weeks of your rotation, a mid term appraisal and pre ARCP appraisal. It is your responsibility to arrange this. Upload evidence of this on your portfolio.

3.       Discuss your PDP (objective setting)-

4.       Select an audit project/QIP

5.       Keep a track of all CPD and write a reflection- College CPD diary can be used for this.

6.       Start populating your portfolio with your curriculum requirements as early as possible- space out the CBDs to do 2 a month and write a good reflection in spaces available.

7.       Keep a record of your surgical log and complications- Continuous Cataract Complications Audit

8.       Use the RSTA forms to populate your achievements (form to follow)

9.       Start your MSF in January 2018.

10.   Populate a CSR for each Clinical supervisor (with comments in > 50% of domains) for each 6 month period- due Jan 2018 and May 2018

11.   ESR populated in January and May and signed off.

12.   Report critical incidents or an adverse events  and write a reflection.

13.   EPA in year 6 and 7 at least 2.

14.   GMC survey and EPEF to be completed when sent.


Please see the ARCP requirements attached so that you are well prepared for ARCP in 2018 for which the following dates have been decided. Those needing an interim ARCP will be informed of the date. The following dates have been agreed with the deanery.


1. Date for portfolio’s to be complete 1st June 2018.

2. Week for virtual assessments by STC- 2nd June -8th June 2018

3. RA and TPD to review virtual results and invite for interview 15th June 2018

4. Date of interviews for ARCP 29th June 2018.

Not all trainees will need to attend but all trainees must be aware that they may be called for on this date depending on the ARCP process.

Charity Event 2017 - Sightsavers International



We are reaching the final phase of our charity drive 2017.
If you haven't done so already, share our link with your friends and family. It's all going for a good cause. Have a look at the justgiving website to see what we have been up to.

Welsh Ophthalmic Trainees are pleased to share with you our first ever Charity Event. We are raising money for SightSavers international and hope to reach our target of £1000 (or more!). They are a group that fights avoidable blindness and we know first hand the impact eye disease can have on an individual so this cause is close to our hearts.

Visit our donation site here.

Eulee's Challenge: Climbing Mt Stetind

This is Eulee's great story about her recent adventure - and doing it for such a good cause too! This year, W.O.T.S is raising money for Sightsavers for our Charity Event 2017. Read her story and come lend us some support!


Stetind – a 1391m granite formation rising straight from the fjords of Northern Norway, 1.8 billion years old and exposed by glaciers. Its location in the Artic circle meant that it receives 24 hours of daylight in the summer and 24 hours of darkness in the winter. It was voted Norway’s national mountain by a popular vote, and has a very distinctive appearance. When asked to climb a mountain to fundraise for Sightsavers it seemed like the most appropriate challenge. To put it in context Pen y Fan is 886m, Snowdon is 1085m and Ben Nevis is 1345m. However while it is possible to walk up these peaks, the easiest route up Stetind requires scrambling (using hands as well as feet to climb), a technical climb as well as an abseil.  


Stetind from the walk-in

After mulling over it for a few months,I planned a trip with my climbing partner ( who is conveniently Norwegian –  meet Åke – his comments are in this report). There are a number of routes up Stetind but we decided on Normalveien (‘The Normal route’)