When starting specialty training, you need to register with the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) to gain access to the Respiratory Medicine eportfolio.
What is ARCP?
ARCP = Annual Review of Competency Progression, and is the process by which we ensure you are offering safe, quality patient care and to assess your progression against standards set down in the curriculum.
Majority are held in June/July, with a small number in December/January each year.
Hints and Tips
- Bronchoscopy – including frequency of lavage/brushing/biopsy and diagnostic hit rate for biopsies
- Pleural procedures
- Thoracic ultrasound- All trainees are required to be level 1 competent by CCT
- NIV setup
- Clinical logs: You need to log acute take activity and outpatient activity
BTS Guidelines: https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk
BTS Learning hub: http://learninghub.brit-thoracic.org.uk/?bts=homepage
Cambridge Institute for Medical Research: http://www.cimr.cam.ac.uk
Cambridge Thoracic Ultrasound online tutor: http://www.camtutor.org.uk/tus/cdchome.asp
European Respiratory Society: http://www.ersnet.org
American Thoracic Society: www.thoracic.org