Ophthalmic Medical Practice Assistants (OMPA) are trained medical practice assistants who have decided to specialise in ophthalmology. Switzerland currently has no formal training for OMPA. The development of an accredited, standardised programme specifically for ophthalmic assistants will close this gap.
In 2016, the Swiss Parliament said YES to very strong regulatory measures in the Therapeutic Products Act, also in order to finally implement the KVG Article 56 on the passing on of discounts in a patient-centred manner. The Ordinance on
Integrity and Transparency in the Therapeutic Products Sector (VITH) entered into force on 1.1.2020. More info...