[Skip to Content]


Ophthalmic support staff vital to the success of multidisciplinary team working

May 15

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

Position statement on the Associate Specialist grade

Feb 21

In April 2008 the ‘associate specialist’ (AS) grade was closed and succeeded by the new ‘specialty doctor’ grade. Over recent years there have been calls from the British Medical Association (BMA)1 and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC)2 to reopen the AS grade. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) works directly with the Staff

  • 21 February 2019

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publishes report looking at the predicted impact of Artificial Intelligence

Jan 28

As Matt Hancock continues to promote his digital vision for the NHS as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published its Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare report looking at the likely impact of AI on the UK healthcare system. The report welcomes the flood of new

  • 28 January 2019

Response to the BBC feature on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening

Aug 28

In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices

  • 28 August 2018

National Tariff Consultation June 2018 – RCOphth, RNIB, IGA and Macular Society collaborate on response

Jun 13

In preparation for the National Tariff Consultation due to be released shortly, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and patient organisations; Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), International Glaucoma Association (IGA) and the Macular Society, have collaborated on key messages that will be used in response to the consultation. This group have written to NHS Improvement

  • 13 June 2018