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Exemptions & Consultation

HCPC Consultation on Standards - ends May 3rd 2016

http://www.hcpc-uk.org/aboutus/consultations/index.asp?id=208


Latest Information released from NHS England & BIOS

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/02/medicines-legislation/

Information Release_BIOS Exemptions Success_260216.doc

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/02/helen-marriott/


Information for Higher Education Institutes - This outline curriculum framework is aimed at education providers intending to develop education programmes and individuals interested in education programmes for orthoptists to fulfil the requirements for annotation on the Health and Care Professions Council register Outline Curriculum Framework for Education Programmes to prepare Orthoptists to use exemptions_Feb 2016.pdf


Information for Orthoptists - Orthoptists wishing to use exemptions will be required to successfully complete a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved training programme before being able to use medicines via this mechanism within their practice. These courses have to first be prepared and then approved by the HCPC so are likely to be available, at the earliest, from mid-2017 Practice Guidance for orthoptists for the supply and administration of medicines under exemptions_Feb16.pdf


Previous NHS England consultation - February 2015

https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/consultation-orthoptists-proposals/user_uploads/consult-exempts-orthoptists.pdf

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

0203 853 9797

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Cambridge · CB1 2LA
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