Visit COVID-19 resources

[Skip to Content]

Announcement from RCOphth President Bernie Chang: Preparing eyecare services for a potential COVID-19 second wave

Aug 10

Dear Colleagues, We continue to work in uncertain times and the threat of a ‘second wave’ of the pandemic remains a possibility. We also know that this is likely to be compounded by the winter pressures placed on the system. We all have to be vigilant, be prepared and support our services to the best

  • 10 August 2020

General Medical Council launch national training survey

Jul 22

The General Medical Council has launched its national training survey. The national training survey will be open between 22 July and 12 August and will ask trainees about the quality of training posts and clinical supervision. Doctors in training and their trainers will be eligible to take part. The survey will also include questions on

  • 22 July 2020

Statement on updated professional standards on refractive surgery

Jul 10

Remote consultations have been given additional impetus by the COVID emergency and are almost certainly one of the changes in practice that is here to stay. The advantages for the patient in terms of access are obvious, and video meeting platforms are now part of our daily lives. Video calls add emotional cues that are

  • 10 July 2020

New guidance released with the College of Optometrists on the use of non-contact tonometry to measure intra-ocular pressure during COVID-19

Jun 16

The RCOphth and CoO have updated guidance on the use of NCT based on new evidence showing there is a low likelihood of viral particles in the tears and conjunctiva, even in those with active COVID-19 infection or conjunctivitis. The revised advice is it does not pose a significant risk and standard infection control precautions apply.

  • 16 June 2020

NHS England/Improvement survey – capturing beneficial changes to care

Jun 11

COVID-19 has changed healthcare delivery in the UK and in response new and innovative ways of working have been rapidly developed across the NHS. As we move into the next phase of NHS recovery, NHSEI wants to ensure beneficial changes to care are captured and embedded in services so that future patients benefit over the

  • 11 June 2020