The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework
Participation in the OCCCF training is voluntary. Possession of an OCCCF qualification, or undertaking OCCCF training, is not a requirement for the holders of current NHS posts. The OCCCF is a training resource for the benefit of both patients and staff development. Other ophthalmic qualifications will not be affected by the OCCCF.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the College of Optometrists (CoO), the British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS), and the Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology (AHPO) worked together to develop The Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework. Its implementation is backed and supported by Health Education England (HEE).
The Framework covers four clinical areas:
- Medical retina
- Acute and emergency eye care.
This Framework has been developed further into a curriculum for each of these areas, and eye health professionals, supervisors and trainers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the areas of the curriculum most relevant to them.
The delivery of the curriculum will be carried out locally – similar to that of post-graduate medical training.
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