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Competency Framework

Panel meets to discuss ‘Multidisciplinary Working – What are the barriers?’

The RCOphth hosted an evening event on Thursday 1 December 2016, at which a panel discussed: “Multidisciplinary Working – What are the barriers?”. The new Common Clinical Competency Framework was also discussed, and was available on the day. A photo gallery of the event is available here. Panel members Carrie MacEwen – President, The Royal College

Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework

The Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework provides standards and guidance for the knowledge and skills required for non-medical eye healthcare professionals to deliver patient care. The traditional eye health care team has changed and continues to develop to meet the demands on the hospital eye service due to an increase in successful, but recurrent, treatments and the increase

Competency Framework

Carrie MacEwen, on behalf of the RCOphth, has been working with the College of Optometrists (CoO), Royal College of Nursing (RCN), British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) and Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology (AHPO) on developing a Competency Framework for expanded ophthalmic roles for Ophthalmic Nurses, Optometrists, Orthoptists and Ophthalmic Clinical Scientists. Despite hospital