ACL monitoring

All ACLs have regular informal meetings with their Academic Programme Lead (APL) and Training Programme Director (TPD).

In addition they are required to have formal meetings that are documented to ensure satisfactory academic progress is demonstrated for annual review competency progression.

You are responsible for organising academic progress meetings with the appropriate people in plenty of time. These meetings should be documented using the appropriate form.

A summary of the formal meetings is given below along with links to download the forms.

Submitting your forms

All completed forms should be sent to the ICAT Coordinator, Laura Skinkis at:



Project planning meeting

When: First month  |  With: ACL Lead

  • Contract and HR
  • Supervisor-sponsor arrangements
  • Project plans
  • Collaborations (internal, external)
  • Research facilities
  • Clinical duties
  • Research-clinical balance
  • Our expectations, in particular external fellowship application

Download iconDownload project planning meeting form

Project progress meeting

When: Each April/May (pre ARCP)  |  With: ACL Lead, +/-Supervisor and APL

  • Project progress – outputs (abstracts, presentations, papers), skills acquired
  • Clinical progress
  • Successes and obstacles
  • Supervisor-sponsor arrangements
  • Progress towards fellowship application

Download iconDownload project progress meeting forms:
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