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Competency Framework

Carrie MacEwen, on behalf of the RCOphth, has been working with the College of Optometrists (CoO), Royal College of Nursing (RCN), British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) and Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology (AHPO) on developing a Competency Framework for expanded ophthalmic roles for Ophthalmic Nurses, Optometrists, Orthoptists and Ophthalmic Clinical Scientists. Despite hospital

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists regrets the lack of response to NHS England’s ‘Improving eye health and reducing sight loss Call to Action’

The 2014 ‘Improving eye health and reducing sight loss Call to Action’ was designed to stimulate debate about how the NHS in England commissions and delivers eye health services. 330 organisations and individuals responded, enthused in part by the assurance of NHS England that “responses will be independently analysed and reported”. The Call to Action