Dr Fiona O'Sullivan is Head of the London Specialty School of Ophthalmology and is responsible for the quality of training. Ophthalmology has more than 150 trainees, and offers programmes at prestigious teaching centres across the capital.

Miss Fiona O’Sullivan is the Head of the London Specialty School of Ophthalmology. This is a joint appointment between Health Education North West London, Health Education North Central East London, Health Education South London, and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Fiona is a consultant ophthalmologist at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. She has a major interest in glaucoma. She held a Frost Foundation fellowship between 1989 and 1992 which allowed her to further her research interest in this field.

Fiona has a long-standing interest in postgraduate training. Between 1997 and 2003 she was College regional representative and Training Committee member at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She was also a tutor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust, and more recently, Training Programme Director of the London Deanery South Thames programme. She was also a member of the Royal College Curriculum Sub-Committee for development of the training curriculum.

Deputy Head of School

School of Ophthalmology has not got a Deputy Head of School.


The vision for the London School of Ophthalmology is:

Lead Provider information

Lead Providers have been commissioned to run training programmes by one of the three London Local Education and Training Boards and have been tasked with leading educational development, innovation and managing their local training communities.

Training in Ophthalmology is delivered by two Lead Providers:

Lead Providers websites

Specialty units / Specialty areas in London information

Ophthalmology is a vital and competitive specialty that evolves with the latest advances in medical technology. We provide training at world-renowned training institutions including, Moorfield Eye Hospital, St. Thomas' Hospital, Kings and Imperial College, as well as a number of excellent district general hospitals. Working with a diverse healthcare population across London, trainees will treat a cross-range of patients and medical conditions in urban communities.

Specialty Advisory Group or Pan London Forum information

The London Specialty School of Ophthalmology holds Specialty Advisory Group (SAG) meetings twice per year. The purpose of this group is to bring together specialty leads from postgraduate medical training programmes across the three London local education and training board areas to consider issues of mutual interest in relation to Ophthalmology training, and to foster and share good practice.

Conference information

The London Specialty School of Ophthalmology runs a conference for trainees/trainers on a bi-annual basis. Details of any upcoming conference can be found in the top-right corner of this page.

Find out more

To find out more about training in Ophthalmology , please visit the Royal College of Ophthalmologist.

Contact us

Please contact your specialty mailbox for all enquiries relating to training matters (ARCP, rotational placements, revalidation, out of programme applications, intra London programme transfers, inter deanery transfers, integrated academic training, less than full time training, relocation and travel expenses).

A list of specialty email addresses and telephone numbers can be found here

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