System updates and improvements

Improving your Lifelong Learning Platform

We are continuously monitoring the Lifelong Learning platform to ensure that all of our users receive the best experience possible.


We will be fixing bugs and identifying where improvements can be made, ensuring that our Regional Leads are aware of any updates.

We welcome your feedback as this contributes to improved functionality and a better user experience –  please send your comments to:


Release updates

Our release updates offer brief, high-level descriptions of technical issues that have been resolved, as well as enhancements and new features. Details of the most recent updates will be shown below.



Area of LLP impacted

Description of work

23 August 2023 52.3 ANAES, ACCS & FICM MSF - Resolved the issue that was generating an Error 500 message when trying to send MSF participant reminder emails 
07 August 2023 52.2 Whole system Updated the platform's "Error 500" notification to a generic but more helpful message
07 August 2023 52.2 Specific users Resolved the issue where some Assessors were unable to login to their LLP account or access their assessor's tab
06 August 2023 52.1 Whole System Hot Fix  
18 July 2023 52.0 ANAES & ACCS Resolved API issue where the LLP was not pushing Achieved Milestones/Certificates and ARCP Outcomes though to our CRM system 
18 July 2023 52.0 Specific users Resolved a further issue that was preventing a handful of users from generating a portfolio download Zip file 
18 July 2023 52.0 ANAES & ACCS Stage 1, 2 & 3 Certificates  - Users are now able to select a date both in the past and the future
18 July 2023 52.0 ACCS  Resolved the issue where supervisors were unable to view an ACCS trainee's FEGS form via their Development section or an ESSR
11 July 2023 N/A Single admin account

Resolved the issue where a single admin account was getting Error 500 when trying to access an ARCP panel record

11 July 2023 51.0 Whole system

Added Indexes to database tables  - In conjunction with optimised queries this has improved the overall speed and stability of data retrieval

11 July 2023 51.0 All users

Optimised Logbook generation - Resolved a long standing issue that prevented some users from generating a single line logbook summary and detailed download file. Please note that some users, with very large logbooks, may still be unable to generate the more detailed summary report page (under investigation)

11 July 2023 51.0 All users

Refactored and optimised portfolio generation - Resolved a long standing issue that prevented some users from generating a download and Zip file of their portfolio  (some limitations on the content generated remain and will be resolved in a later release)

04 June 2023 50.2 Whole system

Enabled "NewRelic" Monitoring -  Improved system wide performance monitoring, allowing for a more proactive response to issues as they occur

04 June 2023 50.2 ANAES & ACCS

Stage 1 Certificate - Resolved the issue that was preventing users from creating or opening a Stage 1 Certificate (Error 500)

12 May 2023 49.1 Single user Deployed updated fix for user unable to create a placement due to a database issue
04 May 2023 49.0 Single user Deployed fix for user unable to create a placement due to a database issue
30 March 2023 48.1 Whole system

Deployed security patch - DomPDF: No visible change for users of the LLP

30 March 2023 48.1 Whole system

Deployed update to prevent a recently identified vulnerability - symfony/http-kernel: No visible change for users of the LLP

8 March 2023 48 Whole system

Adding a "Help & Support" link to the dashboard: Users will be able to click on the link and access a web page that contains information on how to use the LLP.

8 March 2023 48 ACCS

FEGS form: Wording and form text box updates.

8 March 2023 48 Assessors

Assessors creating forms: Removed the ability for assessors to create WBAs or SLEs on behalf of learners.

8 March 2023 48 ANAES & FICM

Dual trainee assessments: Supervisors now able to view approved SLEs that have been dual linked by Learners to the Anaesthetics and ICM Curricula.

8 March 2023 48 CPD

CPD Activity form end date picker population: The LLP will now automatically enter (force) an End Date for each the CPD activity, initially defaulting to the same date as that entered for the Start Date.

8 March 2023 48 CPD

CPD activity report: Now features the event name.

24 January 2023 47 Whole system Implementation of a major system upgrade (latest Laravel version) to improve stability, security and functionality.
12 January 2023 46 MSF Participant emails: Resolved recent issue with sending MSF participant emails

Reminder emails: Improvement where MSF invites can now be resent after 24 hours

20 December 2022 45 User profile and ARCPs

User profile: Bug fixed where a date in the past for the Final Exam could not be selected when using the calendar button

ARCP: Improvement where CT4 has been added as an option in the Outcome Form

ARCP: Bug fixed where an error had been generated when trying to save the Form without a date

7 December 2022 43.1 Schools and deaneries Merged the three London deaneries into a single deanery to better manage the appropriate accesses and controls. Click here for more information
20 September 2022 42.0 FICM Fixed a bug where the ICM SSY module was not displaying for all ICM Supervisory roles when they were assessing FICM Learners' curriculum progress
26 August 2022 41.0 EQ1A Form Fixed a bug where the IAC and IACOA certificate dates from the 2010 Curriculum were not populating the EQ1A Form


For consultants and SAS doctors, a full User Guide on the CPD functionality is available below: