What is the Form R?
The Form R is a self-declaration form completed by postgraduate doctors. Until January 2014, trainees were asked to complete an Enhanced Form R for the purposes of registration and revalidation. To avoid duplication and minimise the amount of unnecessary form filling for doctors, this combined form has now been made into two separate parts, Part A and Part B, so that both parts don’t always have to be completed when only one is needed.
The Form R (Part A) asks for personal and contact information that is used to maintain our database. It is requested from you by the NHSE EoE Programme and Information Team at registration and then once annually to maintain accuracy of data. A request for this will be sent to you by the member of the Programme and Information Team who deals with your specialty, and any queries about it should be directed to that team member at the email address the request is sent from.
The Form R (Part B) asks for information about your recent scope of practice, time out of training, and declarations relating to revalidation. This information informs the ARCP Panel to comment on your fitness to practice, which in turn informs the Dean’s recommendation to the GMC about your revalidation.
Why do I need to fill in the Form R (Part B)?
The Form R (Part B) is a self-declaration form that is part of the evidence required for your ARCP and revalidation. It is required each time you have an ARCP held for you, even if you are on an Out of Programme (OOP) rotation.
When do I need to fill in the Form R (Part B)?
As part of the revalidation process, your regional deanery or LETB (Local Education & Training Board) will collect a Form R (Part B) from you at certain times during your training programme. For all doctors in the East of England who are in training programmes, NHSE EoE will request the Form R (Part B) from you approximately 6-8 weeks prior to your ARCP. This applies for your main annual ARCP and any additional ARCPs, e.g. if you received a 3-month extension in the last ARCP, etc. Times when the Form R (Part B) is collected may vary across regions by local policy.
What happens if I don’t complete my Form R (Part B) in time for my ARCP?
Your completed Form R (Part B) is essential for the ARCP to proceed. In its absence, the panel will issue an outcome 5 and set you a new ARCP date within an appropriate time frame as agreed by the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans of the UK (CoPMED). Failure to provide Form R part B may be considered as non-engagement and may lead to NTN removal.
All postgraduate doctors in training are required to submit a Form R. This comes in two parts, which will be requested from you at different times of the year.
Form R (Part A)
This part is the trainee registration form, in which you must confirm your contact details and information about your post. This is to ensure that we have up-to-date information about you. Form R part A is available to complete via TSS.
Form R (Part B)
This part is a self-declaration form, which is used for revalidation purposes for doctors in training. This form will be requested prior to your ARCP.
On your Form R (Part B) you must declare any fitness to practice concerns - that is any significant events, complaints or other investigations you have been named in, and/or any GMC conditions, warnings or undertakings placed on you.
Please note that Form R part B will only be accepted via TSS.
Trainee Self Service
Sign up process
- Navigate to https://trainee.tis.nhs.uk/
- Sign-up using the email address you receive the usual ARCP communication from us
- Complete and submit your Form R part B
Please note down the username and password that you created as you will be using this new system to complete all Form Rs going forwards.
There is a special built-in support tab which has been made available to help you connect with your regional HEE offices if you encounter any issues. The support page also gives you the email address for your HEE local Office.
To reset your account please contact TIS.EOE <email@example.com>
Incorrect information on your TIS placements? - please contact EDIT.EOE <firstname.lastname@example.org>