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RCOphth response to GMC proposal to introduce ‘credentials’ framework for training programmes

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recognises in its response that credentialing has the potential to ensure standard levels of practice in unregulated areas currently outside of training programmes. Examples in ophthalmic specialist training could include credentials around refractive surgery and interventions. There are however several issues around the GMC’s proposal which remain unaddressed. The

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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

Award of the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)

Please read the ARCP COVID-19 guidance before submitting an application form. The College processes a significant number of CCT applications each year and, in order to avoid delays, applicants must provide information that conforms in full to the Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) curriculum requirements and is readily accessible.  Common errors to avoid are as follows: Insufficient