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The Association of Health Professions in Ophthalmology has pioneered the development and delivery of accredited, high quality training for ophthalmic support staff who undertake a range of diagnostic tests and investigations in eye hospitals and clinics.

AHPO is on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers and is a Pearson accredited Independent Training Organisation that delivers apprenticeships and BTEC Diplomas nationally. With increasing demand for ophthalmic appointments and the Covid-19 emergency, more and more patients are being seen in virtual clinics where their eye conditions are assessed, and the results are reviewed at a later time by a doctor. In these circumstances the accredited training provided by AHPO with quality assurance of the test results is ever more critical for the safe care of eye patients.

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