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Moving forwards with National Recruitment

Apr 10
2019

Since 2012 recruitment to the ophthalmology training programme has been undertaken on a national level and run by the Severn Deanery on behalf of the College. This year ST3 recruitment was paused to reassess the process. We undertook a consultation with the membership with 537 respondents. The results have been discussed with the Curriculum, Recruitment

  • 10 April 2019

RCOphth/Fight for Sight John Lee Primer Fellowship: Understanding the cause of irreversible blindness in East Africa

Apr 09
2019

Research into a common eye condition in East Africa which causes irreversible vision loss is receiving vital funding from the eye research charity Fight for Sight, in partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth). Researchers aim to develop effective treatments for a condition known as Tanzanian Endemic Optic Neuropathy (TEON) based on the results

  • 9 April 2019

A week in Wolverhampton marks winning start for offsite Part 2 FRCOphth Oral Exams

Apr 09
2019

Last week the Examinations team successfully delivered the Part 2 FRCOphth Oral Examination in Wolverhampton. With hospital eye services under increasing pressure, the College has started to look outside of the hospital clinical setting to deliver our examinations. Following a lot of logistical and organisational planning we held the oral component of our flagship Part

  • 9 April 2019

RCOphth follow up survey finds continued cataract rationing imposed by CCGs despite NICE Guidance

Apr 08
2019

Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed, with approximately 400,000 operations delivered per year in the UK. It is one of the most cost effective and successful operations in modern healthcare. Delays or restrictions to cataract surgery for those who will benefit from the procedure can limit people’s ability to lead independent lives and

  • 8 April 2019

Update from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on EU Exit preparations

Apr 04
2019

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has written to health and social care staff in the NHS providing an update on EU Exit preparations. The letter includes information on: • the rights of EU citizens to remain in the UK after it leaves the EU • the continued recognition of

  • 4 April 2019