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'E' portfolios: connecting you to your assessor.
Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology
Welcome to the home page of the Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology.
AHPO is an organisation that represents the different professions that provide treatment and care for patients with eye diseases.
Clinical Competency Framework
The Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework (CCCF) provides standards and guidance for the knowledge and skills required for non-medical eye healthcare professionals to deliver patient care
Until now there has been no nationally approved job titles, education and training programmes and career path for ophthalmic support staff. This will now change. Ophthalmic support staff who undertake assessments and diagnostic tests in eye clinics are part of the wider NHS Healthcare Science workforce. The specialism to which they belong is Ophthalmic and Vision Science, which is part of the Physiological Sciences division of the Healthcare Science Workforce. To find out more see Academy for Healthcare Science
Improving Eye Health
Vision UK, formerly Vision2020 UK, is the independent partnership organisation which works with other organisations in the eye health and sight loss sector for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people, their communities and the general population including those at risk of sight loss.
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Apprenticeships at Level 4 with BTEC Diploma
We are very pleased to announce that AHPO is now a Pearson-approved training provider and we are offering Level 4 Healthcare Science Apprenticeships in Ophthalmic and Vision Science.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes Clinical Competency Framework
A Career Pathway for Ophthalmic Healthcare Science Staff
Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss
AHPO to provide Level 4 Apprenticeships and BTEC Diplomas