Inspire – The RCOphth Online Learning Platform

The College’s new online learning platform, Inspire, is open to receiving contributions from members.  We would like to collate a substantial volume of materials prior to launch later in the year.

Life-long Learning for Eyecare Practitioners

The College’s new online learning platform, INSPIRE, is open to receiving contributions from members.  We would like to collate a substantial volume of materials prior to launch later in the year.

INSPIRE is being created to stimulate and support the development of ophthalmologists and colleagues in eye care.  Multi-media materials cover the whole clinical spectrum from Fundamental Eye Care for medical students or ophthalmic practitioners to new breakthroughs and techniques for specialists in their field.  It also provides personal development tailored to each step of your career, and professional development focus on each of your roles (see table).  It truly has something for everyone.

INSPIRE Programmes

Clinical Knowledge

(in the subspecialties)

Professional Development

(in all the different roles)

Personal Development

(in each career stage)

Cornea & Ocular Surface Clinician Wellbeing and mentoring
Cataract Fundamental Eye Care Ophthalmic Practitioners (OPT)
Glaucoma Clinical Skills Trainees (OST & OLT)
Medical Retina Clinical Decision Making Staff & Associate Specialists (SAS)
Vitreoretinal Surgical skills and Simulation New Consultants
Oculoplastics Curriculum-based learning Established Ophthalmologists
Neuro-ophthalmology Trainer (Training the Trainers)
Paediatric Ophthalmology Researcher
Emergency Eye Care Manager
Community Eye Care Leader
Global Eye Care

College News Article July 2021

College News January 2022

How to Contribute Learning Materials to the Inspire Platform

We encourage you to submit your high-quality learning materials to the platform, where they will be reviewed by the editors, and selected for upload or incorporation into materials. Materials may be uploaded by:

  • Author – for their own work
  • Contributor – who may submit the work of another author (eg: recording of their lecture) as long as both author and contributor give consent.

A pdf copy of the INSPIRE Consent Form can be shared between them.

Collect your materials, decide the most suitable programme and complete the Submissions template.

Suitable materials include:

Video – eg: skills, techniques, lectures, discussions
Audio – eg:  podcasts, discussions
Written content – eg:  text, images, learning packages
Recordings of live events

Contributor completes the Online Consent Form.

Go to the Contributions Area to upload your materials on Inspire

If you are not already enrolled on Inspire you will first be led through this process.  Once in the Contributions Area you just follow the instructions to upload your files.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.