Workforce Development Projects2022-05-25T10:58:20+01:00

BIOS has been successful in securing significant funding from Health Education England to drive forward our education and professional practice workforce agenda, which will support our work across the UK and Ireland.

We’ve teamed up with our colleagues from the British Dietetic Association (BDA) to deliver these ambitious and exciting projects over the next 12-18 months.

Pre-Registration Education & Training

  1. Develop a campaign promoting practice-based learning innovation to BIOS members and health and social care stakeholders.
  2. Explore the feasibility of using a common assessment tool for orthoptic practice-based learning.

Diversity and Inclusion

  1. Drive improvements in equality, diversity and inclusion within pre-registration education and careers.
  2. Promote orthoptic roles across the NHS and social care services.

Career Development

  1. Develop resources to support career progression at advanced practice level
  2. Develop examples and case studies of best practice in early orthoptic careers.
  3. Advance research and practice opportunities.
  4. Support individuals to return to practice through awareness-raising campaign and resource development.
  5. Develop and implement an orthoptic support workforce Professional Development Framework.


Look out for an update on these projects soon.