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  1. Full house for the March 2014 Independent Prescribing exam

    15 April 2014

    Congratulations to the 27 candidates for the March 2014 Independent Prescribing exam who all passed, delivering a 100% pass rate for the first time since the exam was introduced in 2009.

  2. College calls for nominations for Life and Honorary Fellowships

    14 April 2014

    The College is seeking nominations from members for its award of Life and Honorary Fellowships given to those who demonstrate important contributions made to the profession of optometry.

  3. Independent Prescribing assessment results available

    11 April 2014

    The results of the Therapeutics Common Final Assessment in Independent Prescribing are available to members who took the examination in March. Please log in to access your results.

  4. Scheme for Registration OSCE results - available here

    9 April 2014

    The results of the Scheme for Registration OSCE (March 2014) are available.

  5. College welcomes publication of the Chief Medical Officer's annual report

    28 March 2014

    The College welcomes the publication of the Chief Medical Officer's annual report into the state of the public's health and particularly the latest findings regarding the causes and impact of visual impairment.

  6. College responds to BMJ article

    20 March 2014

    Prompted by an article on the BMJ website from a consultant ophthalmologist, College President, David Parkins, responded to the Editor. His response has been published today on the BMJ website.

  7. March OSCE results available online 9 April

    19 March 2014

    Exam results for the Scheme for Registration OSCE taken in March will be available online on Wednesday 9 April. To access results, you will need to log in to our website.

  8. Optometry Tomorrow 2014 a great success in York

    18 March 2014

    The College welcomed 700 delegates to Yorkshire on 16 and 17 March for its annual conference and AGM, held at York Racecourse. It was the 10th anniversary of Optometry Tomorrow and proved to be the most successful conference the College has ever hosted.

  9. New College President welcomed at York Optometry Tomorrow conference

    18 March 2014

    David Parkins took over from Dr Kamlesh Chauhan as President of the College of Optometrists at the Annual General Meeting on Monday 17 March 2014, as part of Optometry Tomorrow 2014.

  10. Keith Holland FCOptom, FBABO, FCOVD

    13 March 2014

    We have recently received the sad news of the death of Keith Holland on 4 March 2014. Keith was a well-known and respected figure within optometry and had lectured internationally and published numerous articles on a range of eye care topics.

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