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Certification of Training and Specialist Training

The RCOphth is responsible for recommending doctors to the General Medical Council (GMC) for inclusion on the Specialist Register. It is a legal requirement to be entered on the Specialist Register before taking up a consultant post in the NHS. There are three routes to specialist registration: CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) – please

Shape of Training

The report of the independent Shape of Training Review, led by Professor Sir David Greenaway, was published in October 2013. The review was established to consider how medical training could better meet the present and future needs of patients. This made 19 recommendations to the UK government; an important theme was felt to be the

Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt asks all parties to continue junior doctor contract negotiations

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists notes the letter by the Secretary of State to the Junior Doctors Committee of the British Medical Association.  Mr Hunt outlines that proposals for the new contract for junior doctors must be addressed through further negotiation by all parties. The RCOphth recognises and values ophthalmic registrars for their continuing contribution to

OTG concerned by the impact of proposed junior doctor contracts

The OTG represents the voice and interests of registrars and is influential in all aspects of the work of the College.  As today’s registrars are tomorrow’s ophthalmologists, the issues that are changing the face of medicine in general and the way doctors are able to practice are a direct concern of the OTG. The OTG

Lay advisory group articles

Good Communication Skills – A Personal View At a recent part II exam, the Communications Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) featured a ‘scenario’ where the patient received very bad news about their failing sight, and would clearly be needing support for the future in terms of benefits, Certification and so on. Some candidates displayed an