Units of Training and WBAs 

Completion of Unit of Training (CUT) Forms

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning

Intermediate level training (ST3/4) can be seen as a continuum from a curriculum perspective. Units of training prioritised in Oxford (usually in ST3) are cardiothoracic anaesthesia, ICM, trauma, neuroanaesthesia and paediatrics. Other units of training i.e. obstetrics and pain can be completed in DGH placements (usually in ST4).

  • Airway Management
  • Anaesthesia for neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurocritical care
  • Cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic critical care
  • Critical incidents
  • Day surgery
  • General, urological and gynaecological surgery
  • Head, neck, maxillo-facial and dental surgery
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Non-theatre
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatric
  • Pain medicine
  • Perioperative Medicine
  • Regional
  • Sedation
  • Trauma and stabilisation
  • Transfer medicine

The WBA requirements for each module are detailed in CCT in Anaesthesia Annexe C.

 

Intensive Care Medicine

Intensive care medicine requires WBAs as determined by your ICM module supervisor.

CCT in Anaesthetics - Annex F states that for ARCP, trainees should submit:

  • WBAs
  • Evidence of number of procedures performed
  • Evidence to demonstrate that the unit can provide and trainee has been exposed to a suitable variety of experience, including details of patients trainee has played a significant part in managing (similar to anaesthetic logbook data)
  • Information from unit data collection (eg ICNARC)
  • Evidence of attendance at at least 1 Morbidity and Mortality meeting and 1 journal club.
  • A satisfactory educational supervisor/faculty tutors report

 

Educational Supervisor's Structured Report (ESSR)

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning

One per year, immediately prior to ARCP

 

Multi-Source Feedback

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning

A minimum of 8 responders is currently required by the College. Higher numbers are helpful. 

Frequency - Minimum of one per calendar year

 

CV

Please include a cover page in your up-to-date CV highlighting the following:

  1. Training grade
  2. Placement
  3. New items since your last ARCP including:
    • Clinical Governance/Quality Improvement Summary 
    • CPD Summary 

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning uploaded to the 'My Details' tab so that it can be accessed via your ESSR

 

You should have actively participated and contributed to at least one of the following per year:

  • Audit with recognisable standards (eg. audit recipe book)
  • Re-audit to close the audit loop
  • Contribution to development of new clinical guideline
  • Contribution to quality assurance/improvement programme
  • Major review of clinical effectiveness/outcomes in a local Trust

For trainees in the intermediate training years (ST3 and ST4): the panel acknowledges the pressures on your time and high workload during these two years. The time and effort required to pass the Final FRCA and also complete a number of specialist units of training requires flexibility in other areas of professional development. The panel will require you to submit one piece of work from the suggested list for each year of training for your intermediate time (typically two years) before recommending the issue of an Intermediate Level Training Certificate.

 

Logbook Summary

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning

From 1st August 2018 all new CT1, ST3 and ST5 trainees must use the RCoA logbook integrated within the Lifelong Learning Platform


Research

Applicable for Academic Clinical Fellows (ACF)

Format - Academic Progress Report uploaded to eportfolio/Lifelong Learning

 

Out of Programme Experience/Training (OOPE/OOPT)

Applicable if taking time out of programme

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning

Out of programme summary, containing a brief description of work undertaken. This should include level of supervision, number of patients and case mix. If your out of programme time has been approved for training by the RCoA, please upload a copy of the report sent to the RCoA as evidence.

 

Reflective Practice

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning 

A record of reflective practice in the Educational Supervisor's Structured Report is required. Reflective practice is a key part of CPD and revalidation. If you have been involved in any conduct, capability or Serious Incident/Significant Event requiring investigation or named in any complaint, then the panel requires evidence that you have discussed it with your Educational Supervisor and reflected on the outcome. Regarding reflective practice on e-Portfolio, please see the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges guidance.

 

Revalidation

Format - Form R and Whole Scope of Practice forms as detailed in ARCP invitation letter

 

Educational Contract/Learning Agreement/Personalised Work Schedule

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning

 

Personal Development Plan

Format - eportfolio/Lifelong Learning