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FAQs - What happens after your ARCP

    You will receive an automated email from Turas with your outcome, usually within one working day of the desktop review.

    You are required to acknowledge notification of your ARCP outcome on both your College ePortfolio and Turas.  This is only to acknowledge you have been notified of your ARCP outcome, not that you are in agreement with the outcome.  Without acknowledging receipt of your ARCP outcome on Turas, you will be unable to access any applications within the Turas system i.e. study leave.

    If your College does not have an ePortfolio/electronic ARCP form, you will be required to sign a paper form.  Please contact your Deanery Administrator if you have not received this.

    The acknowledgement/signature of your ARCP outcome does not waive your right to appeal the decision of your outcome. 

    If you receive an unsatisfactory ARCP Outcome (2,3,4), a COVID ARCP Outcome (10.2), or for LATS only an ARCP Outcome (7.3, 7.4). You will be invited to meet with the panel for a discussion, usually within two weeks of the desktop review. This meeting is an opportunity for the panel or a small number of senior educators to meet with you and discuss your outcome in full, and to provide you with support and direction going forwards. This meeting can take place in person, virtually via MS Teams or via telephone.

    This is a holding outcome (not an unsatisfactory outcome), issued because the required evidence submitted for your desktop review is incomplete or was submitted after the stated deadline. You will be given a further time-period (usually two weeks) to ensure that any missing evidence/information is submitted. You will be issued with a further outcome following this time-period.

    An outcome 5 is not a ‘fail’ or an unsatisfactory outcome. It is a holding outcome, issued because the evidence submitted for your desktop review is incomplete. A follow-up outcome will be issued once all evidence has been submitted/reviewed. Receipt of an outcome 5 will not be used to disadvantage trainees.

    You may be issued with an outcome 5 if for example, your educational supervisor did not complete your educational supervisor’s report or sign off your SOAR declaration.
    This is a holding outcome (not an unsatisfactory outcome), issued because the evidence submitted for your desktop review was incomplete.


    It is your responsibility in the lead up to your ARCP, to liaise with your educational supervisor in relation to their responsibilities. If there are exceptional circumstances which mean that your educational supervisor cannot meet their requirements these must be declared before/on the submission date and will not be taken into account following that date.


    On receipt of an outcome 5, you will be given a further time-period (usually two weeks) to ensure that any missing evidence/information is submitted. You will be issued with a further outcome following this time-period

    Yes. An outcome 5 will be recorded on Turas and on your e-portfolio.

    In the first instance, please discuss your outcome with your educational supervisor/TPD. You can formally request a review/appeal of your ARCP outcome if you do not agree with it. Further information is available here.

    No. An outcome 5 is a holding outcome and will be followed by a further outcome once all required evidence has been submitted. If you disagree with the follow-up outcome, you can formally request a review/appeal of your ARCP outcome.

    The decision made by an appeal panel is final and there is no further right of appeal.

    You will not be invited to meet with the panel as part of the ARCP process, however you can request a meeting with your TPD at any point during the training year. Some TPDs may opt to meet with all trainees at the time of ARCP, however these meetings are not formally part of the ARCP process.




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