MRCGP – ePortfolio and Exams

The MRCGP is made up of; workplace-based assessment (WPBA) which is recorded on an ePortfolio, the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) and the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT).

Each of these components is independent and addresses different competencies and skills, which would be expected of a GP Specialty Trainee but together they cover the curriculum for specialty training for general practice.  To obtain a Certificate in Completion of Training (CCT) the trainee must satisfactorily complete all three components as well as doing a full 36 months in GP Training.

Useful links to the RCGP Website
Guidance on completing the eportfolio
Educational Supervisors Reports (ESR)
The ESR is one of the most important assessments carried out on the ePortfolio with your GP Trainer or Educational Supervisor.

The reports are completed twice per year; in January & June.
It is very important that you submit the review on time, see ARCP Panel section.

What are the ESR Deadlines?
ESR 1 – End of review period should be 6 February 2018 and submitted on Thursday 18 January 2018All GP Trainees (incl OOS & OOP Trainees)

  • 1February 2018 – ARCP Panel for those completing ST1 year and Aug 17 starts requiring ATCFs

ESR 2 – submission & ARCP dates for June 2018

ST1 Trainees

  • ESR 2 – 23/05/2018
  • ARCP panel – 07/06/2018


  • ESR 2 – 30/05/2018
  • ARCP Panel – 14/06/2018


  • ESR 2 – 06/06/2018
  • ARCP Panel – 21/06/2018

Out of Sync and OOP Trainees at all levels

  • ESR2 – 15/06/2018
  • ARCP Panel – 28/06/2018

A completed Enhanced Form R must be submitted by all ST1/ST2/Out of Sync and ST3 trainees by 11 May 2018.  Failure to provide a fully completed Form R by this date will mean an adverse ARCP Outcome. 

What is an ARCP Panel?
The ARCP Panels role is to review your progression based on the evidence contained in the eportfolio. The Panel makes a recommendation about your training. The possible outcomes and more about the panel can be viewed in the Gold Guide for Specialty Training

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