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.
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.
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."
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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.
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