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We are very pleased to announce that AHPO has now been included in the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) as a main provider.
AHPO apprenticeships in Ophthalmic and Vision Science are part of the Healthcare Science apprenticeship programme
Pearson will be the awarding body for Ophthalmic and Vision Science apprenticeships
Academy Practitioner Register now open for online applications
Registration of professionals is important for the protection of patients and is increasingly viewed as essential by employers, providers, commissioners and patients themselves. By maintaining Registration, an individual demonstrates that they are committed to upholding high professional standards and to keeping their knowledge, skills and experience up-to-date through ongoing professional development.
Earlier this month, the Academy published the Standards of Proficiency and Standards of CPD for its register of Healthcare Science Practitioners, which had been revised following consultation. Alongside the Standards, the Academy has also published the rules and procedures that set out the day to day operation of the register and its response to the consultation on these rules.
Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss Response
In the responses, we outline our recommendations to meet the needs of the patients with visual impairment through better and more efficient hospital eye services, a call for clinical data and research to help optimise resources, clinical expertise and funding to ensure all patients being seen for the first time or being followed up for acute and chronic eye conditions are seen by the right eye care professional, in the right location and at the right time. This should be facilitated by IT links between primary care, hospitals and community services.
This is a unique opportunity to change the way ophthalmic services are delivered in hospitals or the community. We urge all key decision makers in the health sector to take up the recommendations made in this response and to maximise the expertise of ophthalmologists, supported by allied professionals, for the benefit of patients’ safety and quality of life.
AHPO Diploma in OVS
AHPO launched the Diploma in 2015. The Diploma in Ophthalmic Vision Science is for staff working in clinics and eye units at associate level band 4 and is part of Modernising Scientific Careers