New training requirements for practitioners in Wales

Optometry Wales shared training requirements for members practising in Wales and webinars on the new ophthalmic services contract

Optometry Wales has shared a series of training materials and webinars available to practitioners who will be providing NHS optometry services in Wales once the new ophthalmic services contract is implemented.  

All optometrists and other medical practitioners (OMPs) practising in Wales, including locums and providers of mobile (domiciliary) services, and contractors, must be accredited for Eye Health Examination Wales (EHEW) services before the new regulations come into force. 

Optometry Wales expects this date to be in October 2023.

The latest update directs practitioners to follow the sign-up process to Health Education and Improvement Wales as well as a user guide.  

A FAQs document has also been issued to tackle common questions related to the changes.  

For further information, contact: [email protected]