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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

Consultant ophthalmologist Sobha Sivaprasad wins 2019 Nettleship Medal for study highlighting superior alternative to established diabetic retinopathy treatment

Apr 05
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is pleased to announce Sobha Sivaprasad, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Editor of RCOphth’s scientific journal, Eye, as the winner of the 2019 Nettleship Medal after a decade long hiatus for the award. Mr Edward Nettleship was a renowned ophthalmologist known for his work with hereditary eye diseases.

  • 5 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

RCOphth response to GMC proposal to introduce ‘credentials’ framework for training programmes

Mar 18
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recognises in its response that credentialing has the potential to ensure standard levels of practice in unregulated areas currently outside of training programmes. Examples in ophthalmic specialist training could include credentials around refractive surgery and interventions. There are however several issues around the GMC’s proposal which remain unaddressed. The

  • 18 March 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The National Institute for Health Research launch the 2019 Researcher of the Year Awards

Mar 18
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The National Institute for Health Research are pleased to announce the launch of this year’s national award scheme to recognise outstanding contribution to clinical research by fellows /members of the College. Applications are sought from Members and Fellows of the College who are engaged in clinical research in the

  • 18 March 2019