College logbook advice to trainees

The Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Training Committee is aware of problems caused as a result of a third party logbook provider ceasing to update their software. We understand that trainees have experienced data loss and subsequent difficulties gathering evidence for ARCP panels. The RCoA is currently investigating logbooks as part of a wider review of all technology solutions in use at the College. The CCT curriculum states: ‘Trainees should record, in a suitable paper or electronic logbook, the details of anaesthetics given by them: this is mandatory. The only stipulation that the College makes is that the Logbook Summary section of the personal portfolio must be in the format shown in Appendix 10.’

All those who are keeping a logbook may wish to consider these guiding principles.

Training Department
Royal College of Anaesthetists