Schools of Ophthalmology
Deaneries in England and Wales are looking at and implementing the development of a new management structure in the form of Schools of postgraduate medical training.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Lead Dean for Ophthalmology recommend that Ophthalmology is a single School.
The main purpose of a School is to:
- Advise the Deanery on all matters relating to postgraduate training in Ophthalmology
- Quality assurance of postgraduate training in Ophthalmology
- Work with the RCOphth - the Head of School is a joint appointment by the Deanery and the College
- Work with local commissioners and Service providers such as SHAs, PCTs, and Trusts
For smaller Deaneries the structure and personnel of a School may not be significantly different from the present Specialist Training Committee in Ophthalmology. For larger Deaneries there may be significant differences to the present structures.
The following documents are suggestions that can be used / modified by a Deanery for