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RCOphth and Ulverscroft Foundation announce winner of the Ulverscroft David Owen Prize

Apr 15

RCOphth would like to congratulate Amy Gerrish and her co-authors from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for winning the Ulverscroft David Owen prize for best published paper in paediatric ophthalmology research over the last three years. The judges were particularly impressed with the paper “Non-invasive diagnosis of retinoblastoma using cell-free DNA from aqueous

  • 15 April 2020

Health Education England proposes national mentoring service to support junior doctors during COVID-19 epidemic

Apr 09

Health Education England (HEE) has expressed concern about the service pressures that trainees and in particular, young clinical academics may find themselves in during the Covid 19 emergency. HEE recognises that the available levels of supervision and support in the clinical service may not meet previously expected levels. As a result, HEE is proposing a

  • 9 April 2020

NOD Audit will continue to manage services during COVID-19

Apr 01

During these unprecedented times, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will continue to deliver and manage its services to members where feasible. This includes the NOD Audit, which will continue to be managed by the NOD team and in liaison with trusts and surgeons. The collection of data, analysis and reporting of outcomes for individual surgeons and

  • 1 April 2020

NHS England advertises for outpatients clinical lead

Mar 25

NHS England are now seeking an Outpatients Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology to work as part of the Outpatient Transformation Programme Specialty Redesign Team to provide clinical expertise and advice regarding the redesign of patient pathways and key system enablers. The role will help to inform the strategic approach to system redesign nationally, regionally and in

  • 25 March 2020

Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19 – a joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists

Mar 19

Recent reports have suggested that COVID-19 may cause conjunctivitis, and it is known that viral particles can be found in tears, which has caused some concern amongst eye health professionals. It is recognised that any upper respiratory tract infection may result in viral conjunctivitis as a secondary complication, and this is also the case with COVID-19. However, it

  • 19 March 2020