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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

Survey finds nearly 70% of patients waiting too long for treatment

A survey of ophthalmologists found that nearly 70% of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) had to wait more than the recommended two weeks for their first sight-saving injection. Many also wait too long for follow up treatment. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Macular Society say their research shows that more resources