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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

ACP 360

ACP 360 is our 360-degree multi-source feedback tool for consultant psychiatrists.

The tool will help you with personal development by providing structured feedback in two of the GMC’s core domains – working with colleagues and relating to patients.

For further information, see our frequently asked questions.

What is ACP 360?

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ACP 360 is our 360-degree feedback system which helps you log the feedback you need for appraisal and revalidation.

 

ACP 360 covers eight domains:

 

  • Communication
  • Availability
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Decision-making
  • Relationships with service users
  • Relationships with relatives/carers
  • Relationships with other psychiatrists
  • Relationships with their team

 

Once data have been collected, you get a report presenting your results, and showing your results in the context of national benchmarks.

 

ACP 360 leaflet (pdf)

A quick guide to the ACP 360 process.

 

Why choose ACP 360?

Over 5,000 psychiatrists have registered with us.

 

Two thirds of these are registered by NHS Mental Health Trusts and Bodies.

 

Multi-source feedback is the best way of assessing certain aspects of good medical practice as defined by the GMC.

 

Revalidation now requires psychiatrists to participate in an independent appraisal such as ACP 360.

 

It’s the only tool designed and validated for psychiatrists by psychiatrists


The psychometric properties of ACP 360 have been tested and our expertise tools have been validated by research - the results were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

 

It’s designed specifically for psychiatrists and is the only product endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

 

It offers the best value for money


For consultants registered as an individual, a 5-year registration period is only £126 - or just over £25 a year.

 

Returning members get a discounted renewal price of £99.

 

For consultants registered by their organisation, a 5-year registration is just £112.80 – less than £20 a year.

 

Offers are available for new organisations enrolling consultants – get in touch with the ACP 360 team for more details.

 

It’s the only tool that provides benchmarked feedback for psychiatrists

 

Each psychiatrist receives results in the context of benchmarks from thousands of other consultant psychiatrists.

 

It’s easy to use

 

95% of participants agree that the instructions are easy to follow and that no training is required to take part.

 

It provides detailed and in-depth feedback


The report systematically collates feedback from colleagues and patients on the key domains.

 

Colleagues and patients can provide free text comments on a participant’s areas of strength and areas for improvement.

 

The report can be incorporated into an appraisal folder, and revalidation portfolio.

 

It’s suitable for ALL psychiatrists

We have versions of ACP 360 for CAMHS psychiatrists and for psychiatrists for people with learning disability - please specify on the enrolment form if you would like either one of these.

 

If you do not see patients, we can also offer a 270 degree appraisal based on self-assessment and colleague feedback


Sample questionnaires:

Please take a look at the version that is most applicable to you:

Sample report:

Please take a look at the version that is most applicable to you:

 

How do I enrol?

To submit a registration, visit the ACP 360 website.

A five-year registration period is only £126 and returning members get a discounted renewal price of £99

You can call the team to make the payment, or download and email over the enrolment form which will be available after you have registered.

For Organisations registering consultants, ACP 360 is £112.80 per consultant.

Once enrolled, you will receive your log in details and can get started!

See our Quick Guide on how to begin your assessment for more details.

 

What do our users think of ACP 360?

'It is very user friendly.’

‘I found it to be easy to use and the report generated was very user friendly and comprehensive.’

‘ACP 360 is the best Appraisal System, I always feel far more contented when my 360 is done through the College.’

‘Customer support phone line was answered quickly without any delays. Most impressed.’

'I used the findings to reflect on my practice and to identify areas where I could change'

'I noticed that my colleagues' and my patients' views were very different than the way I see my practice. I have tried to listen more'

'I have found the feedback on areas I need to improve quite motivating and have since endeavoured to improve on them'

'I used my results as evidence for my application for a Clinical Excellence award'

Contact the ACP 360 Team

Email: acp360@rcpsych.ac.uk

Tel: 020 3701 2696/95

Post:
ACP 360
Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI)
21 Prescot Street
London
E1 8BB

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