Securing the future workforce supply: Medical ophthalmology stocktake
The CfWI was commissioned by Health Education England and the Department of Health to undertake a stocktake of the medical ophthalmology (MO) workforce in England. This report aims to provide an assessment of what future MO consultant numbers might be needed in the context of developing medical ophthalmological services based on estimates of population need and likely healthcare commissioning.
The stocktake also makes recommendations for workforce planning, including training numbers and what might be needed in terms of future MO-trained doctor numbers in order to:
- reduce the risk of future MO trained doctor over- or undersupply in England
- provide a long-term view of demand and supply factors impacting the MO workforce to support planning for all English medical schools and deaneries.