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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

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

Foundation Training

There have been recent new initiatives at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists that are specifically aimed at attracting Foundation Trainees to consider a career in Ophthalmology. We are particularly keen to embrace diversity and ensure that Ophthalmology appeals to our brightest, hard-working young doctors. A career in Ophthalmology offers many different sub-specialist options and the