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RCOphth pushes for more funding in meeting with the Minister on patient safety day

Nov 12

The Royal College pressed for much needed funding for ophthalmic services during a visit to the college by Health Minister Nadine Dorries to mark World Patient Safety Day.   Pushing for the necessity to maintain and improve funding for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), the Royal College stressed that this service is vital in improving patient

  • 12 November 2019

Nominations for 2020 RCOphth Honorary Fellows Opens

Aug 13

Members of the College are invited to submit nominations for Honorary Fellowships for 2020. The award of Honorary Fellow is the highest accolade that the College can bestow. It recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the field of ophthalmology. Eligible individuals can be from any field of ophthalmic science, research or medicine

  • 13 August 2019

Health Education England launches new ‘Genomics in Ophthalmology’ film

Jan 16

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP), run by Health Education England, has launched a new resource for ophthalmologists and others involved in the delivery of ophthalmology services. Graeme Black, Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has collaborated with HEE on the film.  He explains how the use of genomics to find

  • 16 January 2019

Information from the Department of Health & Social Care and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on the risks of a no-deal Brexit

Jan 16

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) have published their response to the government consultation on the ‘Development of a Serious Shortage Protocol’ for drug supplies in the possible event of a no-deal Brexit: ‘Serious shortages of drugs would cause significant risks to patients. The Academy therefore recognises that planning for managing a serious drug

  • 16 January 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists introduces electronic exams

Dec 19

The RCOphth (The Royal College of Ophthalmologists) examinations department will be going through a period of exciting and momentous change in 2019 as the vast majority of exams become fully electronic to adapt to and embrace advances in examination technology as well as creating a model for complete paperless examinations. Ripley Systems are the provider

  • 19 December 2018