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New Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) Curriculum – proposed start date August 2024

Sep 15

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is due to submit a proposal to the General Medical Council (GMC) with a start date for the new Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) curriculum of August 2024. This will allow time to ensure the new e-Portfolio is fully functional before the launch. The new curriculum and e-Portfolio will be

  • 15 September 2021

RCOphth welcomes extra NHS funding which will help address eye care backlogs

Sep 08

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has welcomed the announcement that the NHS in England will receive an extra £5.4 billion over the next six months to support its response to COVID-19 and help tackle waiting lists. This includes £1.5 billion to manage the elective surgery backlog (including £500 million capital funding), with delays to

  • 8 September 2021

Atlas of variation in risk factors and healthcare for vision in England

Aug 18

This new ‘Vision Atlas’ represents the first Public Health England (PHE) output solely focused on eye health. Ophthalmology is the largest outpatient specialty in England. The atlas shows there were 9 million outpatient attendances for vision in 2019/20. Look at the Atlas of variation New analyses of hospital eye services The atlas brings together 32

  • 18 August 2021

New Guidance for Commissioning Age Related Macular Degeneration Services

Jul 21

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has developed Age Related Macular Degeneration Commissioning Guidance June 2021. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has  accredited the process used by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to develop this guidance. It sets out the  principles and minimum standards of care for AMD to decrease variations

  • 21 July 2021

Medical leaders urge caution as risk remains as restrictions lift.

Jul 12

Medical leaders are asking people to continue to show caution and take a responsible approach as restrictions lift. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AOMRC) and its member organisations – as the professional voice of doctors – are repeating the advice that it is sensible for the protection of other people to continue to wear

  • 12 July 2021