1 February 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has received funding to develop the Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) to become a reality, enabling further development of an ophthalmology-led multidisciplinary workforce to meet the increasing demands on the hospital eye service.
The RCOphth will lead on this collaborative project with the Royal College of Nursing, the College of Optometrists, British and Irish Orthoptic Society, the Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology.
The multidisciplinary team of qualified optometrists, orthoptists, ophthalmic nurses and ophthalmic clinical scientists have taken on expanded roles, which allows ophthalmologists to deal with the more complex clinical decision-making and cases. The OCCCF enables a structured approach to competencies for these expanded roles, within four major clinical areas, that is transparent, transferable and based on recognised training.
Full details on the Royal College of Ophthalmologists website