The College of Optometrists has launched the First Spoke project, aimed at supporting newly qualified optometrists as they transition from university to their first years in practice. The project will provide guidance and resources to help these practitioners develop their skills and build confidence in their abilities.

Newly qualified optometrists often face a steep learning curve as they begin working with patients outside of an academic setting. The First Spoke project aims to address this challenge by offering tailored support that is specifically designed for this stage of their career.

The project is structured around four key areas: clinical decision-making, communication skills, teamwork and leadership, and personal and professional development. Each area includes a range of resources such as online modules, webinars, case studies, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

The First Spoke project was developed in response to feedback from newly qualified optometrists who expressed a need for more support during this critical period. By providing targeted resources and guidance in key areas of practice, the College hopes to help these practitioners feel more confident and prepared to deliver high-quality care to their patients.

Optometry is a constantly evolving field, with new technologies and treatments emerging on a regular basis. The First Spoke project recognizes the importance of ongoing education and development for all optometrists, but especially those who are just starting out in their careers.

By equipping newly qualified optometrists with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, the First Spoke project represents an important step towards ensuring that all patients receive the best possible eye care.

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