Role in Health Service HS10

Appreciation of the role of the doctor within the health service, in particular:




Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate the skills of a clinical manager including planning to ensure achievement of service goals, efficient resource management and performance management of yourself and others.
  • Provide support, direction and motivation to others involved in service delivery.
  • Foster an environment conducive to service improvement.
  • Pay attention at all times to the management of patient safety.


Portfolio Part 2 FRCOphth  


Target Year of Achievement

Year 7

Related Learning Outcomes



  • Recognise the role of medical staff in medical management, and where called upon, make a positive contribution to the management of departments, Trusts and the wider community for the better delivery of ophthalmic healthcare.
  • Understand the objectives and roles of managers in your Trust and know how and where to report serious issues.
  • Recognise your responsibility in ensuring efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Seek training in medical management techniques, attend management meetings and consider a higher qualification.
  • Learn about the sorts of risks a clinical service faces on a day to day basis. Learn techniques to assess risks associated with a proposed change in service provision.
  • Consider specific human factors and patient safety training.
  • Recognise the importance of appropriate involvement of patients and the public in health services management.


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