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Health Education England’s first National Education and Training Survey

The first Health Education England (HEE) initiated survey of all staff members who are in training was launched this week. We would encourage all ophthalmologists in training to complete the survey. The survey does differ from the established General Medical Council (GMC) trainee survey, but there may be small areas of overlap. The National Education

Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework

The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF), developed in 2016, provides standards and guidance for the knowledge and skills required for non-medical eye healthcare professionals to deliver patient care in a multidisciplinary team setting. The Framework has been developed into a curriculum in 2019, with corresponding work-place based assessments and resources, covering four clinical areas; acute and

RCOphth Supports Ophthalmologists in Training in the UK

The College fully recognises that the recent dispute over the junior doctors contract has not been solely about terms and conditions, but is a reflection on a number of long standing concerns about the direction of medical training in the UK. It highlights that many of our trainees feel unsupported and undervalued in their roles

Certification of Training and Specialist Training

The RCOphth is responsible for recommending doctors to the General Medical Council (GMC) for inclusion on the Specialist Register. It is a legal requirement to be entered on the Specialist Register before taking up a consultant post in the NHS. There are three routes to specialist registration: CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) – please

Shape of Training

The report of the independent Shape of Training Review, led by Professor Sir David Greenaway, was published in October 2013. The review was established to consider how medical training could better meet the present and future needs of patients. This made 19 recommendations to the UK government; an important theme was felt to be the