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A message from the President at the start third national lockdown

Dear colleagues As we enter into 2021, there is some light of optimism and hope at the end of what has been for many a long dark tunnel. Optimism that despite the serious challenges to maintaining eye care services that a third national lockdown presents, we have the guidance and knowledge, learnt in the first

RCOphth president’s latest reflection of the impact of COVID-19

Dear Colleagues,   Over the past couple of weeks, Declan (Vice-President) and I have been contacting College Council Regional Representatives from all four nations to find out how well eye departments have adapted to the COVID-19 enforced new way of working. Their responses have been uniformly positive. Routine appointments and operations have been postponed but

RCOphth President responds to HSIB report on lack of timely monitoring for patients with glaucoma

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists would like to thank the patient who was willing to participate in important investigations, such as this report carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) despite the devastating impact on her quality of life as a result of her sight loss. The hospital investigated is not identified in

RCOphth President reacts to the general election

Responding to the outcome of the recent general election, RCOphth President Mike Burdon said:   “The NHS and its workforce have been a key issue in this election, with the governments mandate secured by promising to invest in the workforce and address capacity issues in hospitals, the college will hold the government to account on their

RCOphth President Election 2020 Open for Nominations

The first stage of the election for the next President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has commenced. Eligible members in good standing, who have served for at least one year on Council are now able to nominate themselves as a candidate for the role. A dedicated website has been set up by the Electoral