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These are designed to support providers in developing qualifications to meet the GOC’s Education and Training Requirements for therapeutic prescribing contact lens specialisms.

There have been reported cases of novel cluster of Burkholderia cenocepacia with suspected links to specific batches of carbomer containing ocular lubricant gel.

We are looking for an IP qualified hospital optometrist and ophthalmic pharmacist to join our Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs) review group to ensure that they are up-to-date, evidence based and accessible.

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

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.

Registered independent prescribers will be able to sign off individual clinical practice placement sessions for IP trainees.

The GOC opens consultation on proposed changes to its requirements for education and training in independent prescribing.

MHRA agrees with the College view that chloramphenicol eye drops can be safely administered to children aged 0 to 2 years, where antibiotic eye drop treatment is indicated.

We responded to a Royal Pharmaceutical Society consultation on a competency framework for all prescribers.

This week, the GOC agreed to the College’s proposal for a more flexible approach to meeting logbook requirements for optometrists training to be independent prescribers.