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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists appoints new Vice President for Policy and Communications

Feb 14
2019

Declan Flanagan, consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, has been appointed as the new Vice President for Policy and Communications at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth). Declan will officially take up the post following the RCOphth AGM in May at this year’s Annual Congress in Glasgow. In this role Declan will support the RCOphth President

  • 14 February 2019

European Society of Ophthalmology calls for UK nominations to European Leadership Development Programme 2019-2021

Feb 13
2019

The European Society of Ophthalmology, (SOE) invites UK Ophthalmologists and Residents to submit their interest to join the European Leadership Development Programme, (EuLDP), Class of 2019 – 2021. The programme aims to Identify future leaders in European ophthalmology and provide them with an informal network of peers Provide a basic leadership training programme adapted for

  • 13 February 2019

#makemydatacount – Secure national audit funding to protect patient safety and professional standards

Feb 13
2019

We are calling on all those involved in funding and running national clinical audits to support our campaign #makemydatacount. National clinical audits are important to measure how care is being delivered and how medical professionals are delivering that care to the highest standards possible. National audits are developed and continually improved to measure performance and

  • 13 February 2019

NICE publishes serious eye disorders quality standard

Feb 12
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the quality standard but believes the implementation will be challenging for the overwhelmed hospital eye service.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first quality standard looking at serious eye disorders, covering the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

  • 12 February 2019

Minimising possible adverse effects of Brexit

Feb 07
2019

With the current situation around Brexit remaining consistently unclear The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has recently signposted external guidance from the Department of Health and The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. To update members on the current situation and latest messages from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) the RCOphth is able

  • 7 February 2019