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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists introduces electronic exams

The RCOphth (The Royal College of Ophthalmologists) examinations department will be going through a period of exciting and momentous change in 2019 as the vast majority of exams become fully electronic to adapt to and embrace advances in examination technology as well as creating a model for complete paperless examinations. Ripley Systems are the provider

Over 70,000 trainees and trainers contribute to the GMC’s Training Environments 2018 report

The GMC has published a report summarising the findings of their annual national training survey and identified a number of key areas for improvement moving into 2019. The survey, which looks at the UK medical training environment, enables the GMC to continue to enhance medical education and training. Three key areas were highlighted by this

Health Education England’s first National Education and Training Survey

The first Health Education England (HEE) initiated survey of all staff members who are in training was launched this week. We would encourage all ophthalmologists in training to complete the survey. The survey does differ from the established General Medical Council (GMC) trainee survey, but there may be small areas of overlap. The National Education

Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework

The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF), developed in 2016, provides standards and guidance for the knowledge and skills required for non-medical eye healthcare professionals to deliver patient care in a multidisciplinary team setting. The Framework has been developed into a curriculum in 2019, with corresponding work-place based assessments and resources, covering four clinical areas; acute and

RCOphth Supports Ophthalmologists in Training in the UK

The College fully recognises that the recent dispute over the junior doctors contract has not been solely about terms and conditions, but is a reflection on a number of long standing concerns about the direction of medical training in the UK. It highlights that many of our trainees feel unsupported and undervalued in their roles