Table 3

Number of ARCPs by specialty

SpecialtySatisfactory
N (%)
Insufficient evidence
N (%)
Targeted training
N (%)
Extended training/left programme
N (%)
Total no of ARCPs
N (%)
General surgery7859 (77.5)1005 (9.9)710 (7.0)562 (5.5)10 136 (32)
Trauma and orthopaedics9098 (82.6)*917 (8.3)638 (5.8)358 (3.3)11 011 (35)
Plastic surgery2091 (85.5)*181 (7.4)89 (3.6)84 (3.4)2445 (8)
Urology2091 (87.6)*149 (6.2)86 (3.6)62 (2.6)2388 (7)
Neurosurgery1555 (84.5)*121 (6.6)81 (4.4)83 (4.5)1840 (6)
Ear, Nose & Throat1127 (86.5)*81 (6.2)66 (5.1)29 (2.2)1303 (4)
Maxillofacial812 (81.0)*74 (7.4)47 (4.7)69 (6.9)1002 (3)
Cardiothoracic782 (83.1)*73 (7.8)37 (3.9)49 (5.2)941 (3)
Paediatric576 (79.8)60 (8.3)45 (6.2)41 (5.7)722 (2)
Total25 991 (81.8)2661 (8.4)1799 (5.6)1337 (4.2)31 788 (100)
  • *All specialties had a significantly (p<0.001) different number of satisfactory outcomes compared with general surgery using x², except paediatric surgery (p=0.162).

  • ARCP, Annual Review of Competency Progression.