Joining the Alliance – FAQs

Who can join the Alliance?

Any NHS organisation providing secondary care ophthalmology within the UK can apply. Other organisations involved in ophthalmology such as professional bodies, patient groups and charities can apply and will be considered on a case by case basis.

How do I join the UKOA Alliance?

Membership is currently free – simply apply to join or you can email us with any questions at

Is there a membership fee?

There is currently no charge for your organisation to become a member of the Alliance. However there will be a minimal fee for members from April 2020. Further details are being finalised.

What are the benefits of joining the Alliance?

  • Participation in developing best practice guidelines in ophthalmology
  • Access to developing standards and best practice guidance documentation
  • Work collaboratively with clinical leads and key stakeholders across the UK
  • Be at the forefront of innovations in ophthalmology
  • Access to ‘Members Only’ area of the UKOA website
  • Attendance and participation at key strategic events, training and Sharing Best Practice workshops

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