Guidance and Advice for Orthoptists and Orthoptic Professionals
Below you will find guidance on working and keeping safe, as well as links to helpful resources and templates..
We hope you find this helpful but please do let us know if you have any specific concerns or enquiries.
Other Useful Links
For advice for healthcare professions in each country, follow the links below:
There is also a huge amount of regularly updated information available from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists – https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/2020/03/covid-19-update-and-resources-for-ophthalmologists/
The North West AHP Network produce a regular summary of resources for the AHP workforce, available from their website: https://www.ahpnw.nhs.uk/latest-news/422-covid-19-information-and-resources-for-ahps-latest-version-now-available
Letters and Statements
Joint letter on supporting AHPs and Support Workers during the COVID-19 epidemic – https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/letter-supporting-allied-health-professionals-and-allied-health-professional-support-workers-during-the-covid-19-epidemic-in-the-uk/
Statement from UK’s Chief AHP Officers and the HCPC regarding returnees to the register – https://www.hcpc-uk.org/news-and-events/news/2020/statement-from-uk-chief-ahp-officers-and-the-hcpc/
Four-Nation statement from UK’s Chief AHP Officers on allied health professionals’ roles in rehabilitation during and after COVID-19 – https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/allied-health-professionals-role-in-rehabilitation-during-and-after-covid-19/