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New GMC guidance outlines clear steps to better support disabled doctors

Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published by the General Medical Council (GMC). The regulator has advised medical schools and training providers of the steps they should put in place to make sure all students and trainee doctors, including those with disabilities, are able fulfil

Health Education England and NHS Improvement outline key recommendations to support SAS doctors

Health Education England and NHS Improvement have published their report, “Maximising the Potential: essential measures to support SAS doctors”, making recommendations to support the career development of SAS doctors. It is hoped that through implementation of the shared commitments in the report the healthcare community will work to create and provide opportunities for SAS doctors

GOC Vacancy – Education Visitor Panel members

The GOC have extended the deadline to apply to join their Education Visitor Panel, are are seeking two ophthalmologists alongside two dispensing ophthalmologists. From the GOC: This is an exciting time for optical education quality assurance. As the optical sector evolves our Education Strategic Review will make sure that we continue to protect the public

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

Education & Training

Surgical Ophthalmology Ophthalmologists undergo extensive training and the typical training route for would-be ophthalmologists is: five years at medical school leading to a degree in medicine – Thinking about a career in Ophthalmology  two years as a newly-qualified doctor – Foundation Training programme seven years of Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) The College is integral to the training of