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Temporary curriculum derogations due to COVID19

14 April 2021

Many trainees have lost training time because of redeployments outside of Ophthalmology throughout the pandemic. Even when present in speciality training, opportunities have been reduced due to the limitations imposed by the need for social distancing, reduced outpatient clinic numbers and limited operating theatre lists.

The GMC have agreed changes to curriculum requirements at ARCP to enable progression where disruption to training has been unavoidable, and where it is safe for patients and supports trainee well-being.

Temporary curriculum derogations webinar

Trainees and trainers are invited to join a webinar on Thursday, 29 April 2021 to learn more about the temporary curriculum derogations and how portfolio evidence should be assessed for 2021 ARCPs. Participants will be able to take part in a Q&A session.

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