About

History of AHPO

 

The organisation that developed into AHPO began in 1999 as a sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists with a remit to consider and recommend a programme for the education and training of ophthalmic support workers. As the work of the sub-committee progressed it became clear that wider and more formal representation from all ophthalmic related professional groups was needed. AHPO was established in 2002, became a registered company limited by guarantee in December 2003, and was registered as a charity in January 2005.

 

Membership of AHPO

 

The members of AHPO are organisations, not individuals, and each full member organisation can appoint a trustee to the Board of Trustees that is responsible for the leadership of the organisation. AHPO has the following member organisations:

 

Full members

 

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision

Ophthalmic Nursing Forum of Royal College of Nursing

Ophthalmic Imaging Association (formerly BOPA)

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

 

Associate members

 

UK Ophthalmic Pharmacists Group (UKOPG)

Vision UK

 

AHPO Board of Trustees

 

Voting members

 

David Keating - (BriSCEV)

Colin Clements - (OIA)

Janet Marsden - (RCN)

Manijeh Wishart - (RCOphth)

Rowena McNamara -  (BIOS)

 

Non-voting members and advisers

 

Rosalind Harrison - Chairperson

Mary Bairstow - Lay Adviser Vision UK

David Cottrell - Quality Assurer

Susan Anderton - Lead Quality Assurer

 

AHPO Alternates and Associate Member Representatives

 

Jane Tapley - (BIOS)

Mary Shaw - (RCN)

David Sculfor - (BriSCEV)

 

AHPO Education Committee

 

Chairperson - Rosalind Harrison

 

AHPO Examinations Committee

 

Chairperson - Rowena McNamara

 

AHPO POLICIES

 

AHPO Memorandum and Articles of Association

AHPO Contingency and Adverse Effects Policy

AHPO Data Protection Policy

AHPO Diversity and Equality Policy

AHPO Appeals policy

AHPO Guide to making a complaint

AHPO Invoice Policy

AHPO Malpractice and Maladministration Policy

AHPO Malpractice and Maladministration Procedure

AHPO Reasonable Adjustments Policy

AHPO Safeguarding and Prevent Policy

AHPO Special Consideration Policy