Independent prescribing

Optometrists with an independent prescribing (IP) qualification are able to clinically assess a patient, establish a diagnosis, determine the clinical management required and prescribe where necessary.

This online therapeutics peer review session is open to College members who are qualified independent prescribers or studying for an IP qualification.

This online therapeutics peer review session is open to College members who are qualified independent prescribers or studying for an IP qualification.

There are plenty of evidence-based resources to draw on, writes Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu MCOptom, Clinical Adviser for the College.

Independent prescribers can now get the support to expand their prescribing scope of practice.

Sharon Beatty MCOptom explains how the development of an innovative clinical model in Cardiff and south-east Wales is improving eye care services for all stakeholders.

There are plenty of ways that we can help you develop your career, whatever your job role, experience or professional and personal goals.

Clinical files: As an IP optometrist can I prescribe medicine is not listed in the College’s Optometrists Formulary?

Frank Munro FCOptom, GOC Scottish Registrar, on how optometrists have increased their relevance, influence and capabilities in Scotland and beyond.

We have a number of therapeutic points available to IP members struggling to cover their competencies by the end of this year.

The College has been working with the GOC on enabling IP optometrists to qualify despite the challenges of accessing appropriate clinical experience.