What happens when it’s time to come for final sign off for GIM?

Modified on Fri, 17 Feb 2023 at 10:22 AM

The final review happens virtually – there won’t be a need to come back in and discuss things. When you get to 3-4 months before your CCT date you should contact HEE (via the ‘Generic FAQs’ section of this website) and let them know your paperwork is ready for review. You will need to have met all of the mandatory targets that were set at your PYA. You should arrange any pieces of evidence (eg. CPD certificates, teaching/management course certificates) in a clearly marked folder in your personal library. Also helpful is to provide a brief rundown of what you were asked to do and where the evidence for each target can be found.


1. Curriculum sign off at the highest level – see eportfolio

2. Evidence of 9 additional ACATs – 4 ACATs done in current post, 5 in previous post at KCH.

3. GIM ES report – in eportfolio

4. 20 additional hours’ external CPD – see certificates in GIM PYA folder in personal library

5. Attend management course – see certificate in GIM PYA folder of personal library

You will need to upload, in the same folder of your personal library, an up-to-date CV and a signed Enhanced form R (you can find one here https://trainee.tis-selfservice.nhs.uk/) The form will need to have been signed within four months of your CCT date.

Once the paperwork has been collated it will be sent to your TPD for review. For this final, virtual ARCP panel you will need to nominate two other general medical consultants, such as your educational supervisor. Please ask them to review your eportfolio and confirm, in an email to gim.lase@hee.nhs.uk, that you have met your mandatory targets (they can be the same two panellists who review your specialty ARCP Outcome 6 if they are dual accredited in GIM).

Providing it’s all in order, an ARCP outcome 6 will be issued and signed off in your eportfolio. You will need to countersign this too.

After that, your paperwork is forwarded to the JRCPTB for a further review and, providing they are happy, you will be recommended for a CCT.

The JRCPTB has published a useful guide which explains this process. It can be accessed here https://www.jrcptb.org.uk/training-certification/completing-training

It can take some time to get the final paperwork signed off. The Postgraduate Dean has only 60 days post-CCT to recommend you for revalidation, and they will be unable to do so without the completed paperwork. This could mean they are unable to recommend you for revalidation and may have to notify the GMC that you have failed to engage with the process. Please ensure that you get all of the paperwork submitted well in advanced of your CCT date.

Finally, you will need an Outcome 6 for each of your specialties before you can be recommended to the JRCPTB for CCT; your CCTs must be awarded on the same date. So it is important you contact each specialty section in HEE (via this PGMDE Support Portal) well in advance of your CCT date.

If none of the FAQs have answered your question, please submit an enquiry to the team by clicking here

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