Once the ARCP process is complete, the outcome of the ARCP is released to the trainee. Trainees will see a notification of this on the dashboard of their Portfolio Online account and will be asked to sign off the ARCP to acknowledge the outcome.
Signing off an ARCP indicates that a trainee understands the recommendations arising from the review. It does not imply that they accept or agree with them. The trainee can still have the recommendation reviewed as well as the right of appeal for outcomes 3, 4 and 7.3 as delineated in The Gold Guide, Section 7.
Step 1: Go to the dashboard of your trainee account on Portfolio Online.
Step 2: Click on 'View ARCP' in Outstanding Tasks.
Step 3: Check the agreement box.
Step 4: Click on 'Sign Off'.
Trainees should note that ARCP reviews are also available to a trainee's registered supervisors. This includes the Training Programme Director, Director of Medical Education and Head of School. The documents are made available for information and to support revalidation processes. The documents will also be accessible by the College/Faculty. This information will also be submitted to the GMC electronically as part of the Deanery/LETB’s annual report to the GMC through the ARCP/RITA survey.