The College of Optometrists has published a summary report following the 'Optical professions: what does the future hold?’ event held in September. The roundtable meeting involved stakeholder organisations from across the sector in discussions to prepare the profession for future developments, as highlighted by the recent Foresight and Optical Workforce Survey (OWS) reports.
A new Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework providing standards of knowledge and skill required for non-medical eye healthcare professionals to deliver patient care has today been launched.
The traditional eye health care team has changed and continues to develop to meet the demands on the hospital eye service due to an increase in successful, but recurrent, treatments and the increase in chronic disease management due to the aging population in the UK.
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has received a major five-year funding award for clinical research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), recognising the world-leading excellence of our clinical research.