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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

Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework

The Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework provides standards and guidance for the knowledge and skills required for non-medical eye healthcare professionals to deliver patient care. 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

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

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