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Improving patient safety and experience when referring to hospital in England

Feb 13

Eye Care Services are experiencing increasing pressure due to greater patient need. This can lead to delayed treatment for patients who need hospital care1.  Up to 22 patients a month across the UK might be losing vision because of delayed treatment and follow-up appointments2. The January 2020 Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report on Lack

  • 13 February 2020

RCOphth shares special National Recruitment episode of its Eye to Eye Podcast

Jan 22

The RCOphth has launched a new special episode of its Eye to Eye podcast ahead of the upcoming 2020 intake National Recruitment interviews in Bristol. This special episode features an interview with RCOphth National Recruitment Sub-committee Chair, Sarah Maling, who shares some top tips for those preparing for their interviews. The recruitment process for a

  • 22 January 2020

RCOphth receives funding boost to continue to improve cataract patient outcomes through its national database audit

Jan 10

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is delighted to announce further funding to support the continuation of the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), which collects data on cataract surgery performed in England and Wales and benchmarked reports on performance of individual surgeons with the aim of improving patient care. The funding from Alcon over three years

  • 10 January 2020

GMC survey on treatment affecting SAS doctors mirrors results of RCOphth SAS Survey in 2017

Jan 09

A survey released today, 9 January, by the GMC has found that many SAS and LE doctors experience rudeness, incivility, belittling and humiliation, in the workplace. The survey found that 30% of SAS doctors and 23% of their LE counterparts had been bullied, undermined or harassed at work in the last year, either by colleagues or

  • 9 January 2020

RCOphth Strategic Plan 2020 – 2022

Jan 06

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists believes that everyone should have access to high quality eye care. The new RCOphth Strategic Plan 2020-2022 directs and prioritises key policy and campaign activities over the next three years.  The way NHS care is provided and the treatments available to improve patients’ lives have changed almost beyond recognition since

  • 6 January 2020