Following GMC approval, the new OST Curriculum, known as Curriculum 2024, will be introduced at the start of the 2024-25 training year (August 2024), alongside a new training ePortfolio.The purpose of Curriculum 2024 is to train doctors to have and maintain the knowledge, skills and approach to practice that will ensure patients of all ages receive high-quality ophthalmology care within integrated, collaborative eye services in the National Health Service (NHS). Consultant ophthalmologists must be able to manage a high volume and complex workload, with clinical skills to deliver high-quality service as well as skills in research, innovation, and quality improvement techniques, including entire service transformation, management and leadership of the multi-disciplinary team.
All doctors in training from OST1 to OST5 will transfer to the new system. OST7s on course to complete their training before the end of September 2025 will stay on the current curriculum. There will be flexibility for those in OST6 to decide with their Educational Supervisor (ES) and Training Programme Director (TPD) which curriculum will benefit their training most.
Communication and resources
As well as providing access to the draft curriculum documentation, we will inform you about activities and updates as follows:
- Newsletters for the educational community
- Implementation Notes regarding actions and formal guidance
- regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions
- links to webinars and other resources
- podcast about Curriculum 2024 made by Dr Sunil Mamtora
- Autumn Webinar Programme 2023 – UPDATED WITH TOPICS
In addition to these resources, we introduce the first of a new series of Curriculum 2024 video bites. These will give you a quick insight into particular aspects of the new curriculum that we think will be of interest to you. If you have any suggestions for a video bite, please email them to [email protected].
- August 2023 : ePortfolio Pilot begins
- Autumn 2023: Autumn Webinar Programme
- August 2024 : Curriculum 2024 begins