NHS Training Funding

Post-graduated clinical training of pre-registration optometrists and CET / CPD / IP external training for registered optometrists is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to fund.  Some hospitals have previously managed to obtain some funding from their NHS Strategic Health Authority (SHA).   It is currently unclear whether or not such arrangements will continue in the future as the restructuring of the NHS progresses.

A listing of local SHA contacts can be found here.

The Hospital Optometrist Committee is currently looking at the problem of funding training.  
We would be interested to hear from colleagues regarding current local arrangements.  
Please contact the Committee Secretary if you have any comment email aptompkin@tompkin.org.uk.