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RCOphth national trainee survey 2019

Since the last national ophthalmology trainee survey was conducted in 2014, the UK government introduced a new junior doctor contract (JDC) whilst demand for ophthalmology services has risen to unprecedented levels. To assess the impact of these and other factors on Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST), a follow-up 25-question online survey was conducted. Despite a high

Help identify the Grand Challenges in Global Eye Health

Matthew Burton and Jacqueline Ramke would like to invite RCOphth members to take part in a study which aims to identify the “grand challenges” in global eye health. The study is part of the ongoing Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health and they hope that their results will help to guide future research prioritisation. Please

Moving forwards with National Recruitment

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

Occupational distress in doctors

Researchers from Birkbeck, University of London are conducting research about doctors’ experiences of working. Why participate? Over 39% of doctors (The BMA, 2015) admitted to frequently feeling drained, exhausted, and overloaded. Occupational stress is a big issue among doctors and this research aims to understand this issue better. What would you need to do? This

National training survey for doctors delivering postgraduate training

This year the GMC is rolling out a new national survey of trainers alongside the annual survey of doctors in training. By running the two surveys at the same time every year, the GMC hopes to be able to provide a more comprehensive picture of training environments. It should also allow a better understanding of