New 2022 Curricula

The new 2022 Curricula have been successfully piloted on Portfolio Online and are now available to all other trainees. Information about trainee transition for August 2022 can be found on The College's website.

New Psychiatric Supervision Report

Supervisors of those taking part in the pilot have been using the new Psychiatric Supervision Report (PSR) on Portfolio Online and it's now ready to go live to a wider audience in August. Trainees no longer need to complete the report in the same way as before and supervisors can generate it after they enter performance ratings.

Portfolio Online Guides Review

Ready for any new starters this August, the Portfolio Online team have been reviewing the online guides for the RCPsych ePortfolio . If you're new to specialty training, take a look at the article Getting Started on Portfolio Online. It has everything you need to know about building a portfolio of evidence online. Supervisors, read the article The Supervisor Role on Portfolio Online. It explains the features of your supervisor account and how you can use them in your role. For the full suite of articles and guides on Portfolio Online, visit the Portfolio Online Knowledge Base.

Form R comes to Portfolio Online

Following a successful pilot in the North East, Form R is now available on Portfolio Online for all schools in psychiatry. The Form R is a welcome addition to the online reviews already available and will save trainees and deaneries time as a number of fields will be automatically populated when the form is generated. To find out how to add a Form R to Portfolio Online, see our step-by-step guide How to complete a Form R.

The Latest Guide for Newcomers to Portfolio Online

If you're new to Portfolio Online or supervise someone who is, you might be interested to know we've recently updated our article 'Getting Started on Portfolio Online'. It contains everything from registering for an account, to information about the ARCP. It even includes some useful information for those who are not in a GMC approved training programme and use the RCPsych ePortfolio for annual appraisals.

Outcome 10 – A New Outcome for ARCP

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact this may have on trainee progression assessments, a new outcome, Outcome 10, has been added to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' online ARCP Outcome Form. Outcome 10 indicates that a trainee is achieving progress and the development of competences/capabilities at the expected rate, but the acquisition of some capabilities has been delayed by the impact of the Coronavirus. According to Gold Guide Amendment (4.91), Trainees gaining an Outcome 10 "Can progress to the next stage of training as overall progression may be satisfactory. Any additional training time will be reviewed at the next ARCP." For regular updates on the RCPsych ePortfolio, follow @portfolioonline on Twitter.

ARCP updates, Phase I

In order to improve the online ARCP experience we have been working with the various stakeholders to identify ways in which we can make the system more useful to them.

The first step in implementing the changes is to address the overall layout of information, and improve the navigation. The primary task was to de-clutter the main dashboard and remove some duplicate information.

Some of the information has now been moved to the Organisation Dashboard, this will also help speed up the page load time for the Main Dashboard screen. The Organisation Dashboard layout has been updated, in readiness for new summary reporting information that will help deanery administrators and Heads of Schools to better understand what is happening at organisational level.

The DA Organisation Dashboard

TPD's and Panel Chairs have a new top level ARCP tab, that will quickly allow them to find ARCP's that they are connected to, in order to sign them off as necessary.

In future releases we will be improving functionality to manage ARCP scheduling, this will include:

  • scheduling of multiple ARCP's simultaneously
  • creation of multiple panels per ARCP date

Don't forget we are always looking for ideas for improvement, you can post these in our Suggestions Forum

The Portfolio Online Team

Linking a new Case Log to a WPBA just got easier!

When trainees start a Work Place Based Assessment (WPBA) on Portfolio Online they can link it to a clinical experience activity (case log) that records the details of the case. Trainees can now instantly write up a case log from within any of our online clinical WPBAs. This will automatically link the case log to the WPBA. This means our trainees don't have to switch between screens to get the task done. Another brilliant timesaving feature implemented by the Portfolio Online Development Team.