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Mentoring scheme for newly-qualified optometrists launched

The pilot service will run for six months in order to provide confidence and tools to newly-qualified optometrists

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Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has launched a mentoring scheme for newly-qualified optometrists.

HEIW explained that the scheme has been introduced in response to limited support for newly-qualified optometrists, which makes them more risk adverse resulting in unnecessary referrals.

Eye care transformation lead at HEIW, Dr Nik Sheen, said: “At a time when clinical confidence and experience are still developing, this additional support for newly-qualified optometrists gives them the confidence and tools to improve their practice, directly benefitting patient care.”

The pilot service includes an online platform to create a portfolio, peer review and support groups as well as face-to-face and online meetings with a designated mentor.

The service will be provided for six months, after which a full evaluation of the project will be performed to decide if it will continue.