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A summary report on the Junior Doctor Contract Review 2018-19 from the OTG

Jun 19
2019

Varo Kirthi, Chair OTG and Ziyaad Sultan, BMA Multi-Specialty Working Group representative have reviewed the latest update on the proposed new contract deal for junior doctors and welcome the proposed changes. The deal the BMA have agreed with NHS Employers and the Department of Health and Social Care brings a £90 million investment for junior

  • 19 June 2019

Microsurgical Skills Course changes for 2019

Jun 19
2019

Since taking over as the Surgical Skills Faculty Lead in January John Ferris, new Skills Faculty Lead and Fiona Spencer, Chair Training, have undertaken a pilot consultation process about the format of the Microsurgical Skills Course (MSS) with both trainers and trainees. The MSS course has been one of the College’s most successful initiatives and

  • 19 June 2019

Professor Harminder Dua recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Jun 14
2019

Professor Harminder Dua, former president of the RCOphth, has been appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)  for Services to Ophthalmology. The College is delighted to have one of our members recognised in this way and it is a testament to Professor Dua’s

  • 14 June 2019

New OCCCF curriculum launched to support professional development of the multi-disciplinary eye health team

May 20
2019

The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) set out standards for a systematic patient-centred approach to multi-disciplinary education and training, ensuring standardised and recognised competences across ophthalmic secondary care locations in the UK. The Framework has since been developed into a curriculum, covering four clinical areas: cataract, glaucoma, medical retina and acute & emergency eye care.

  • 20 May 2019

Ophthalmic support staff vital to the success of multidisciplinary team working

May 15
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the professional development and training of all staff involved with the ophthalmologist led team in delivering high quality care to patients. Eye disease is predicted to increase by 40% over the next 20 years continuing to create unprecedented demand on the hospital eye service which already copes with nine

  • 15 May 2019