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New funding from Health Education England for recovery of training programme

For England Only Health Education England has published a statement to announce funding secured from the Department of Health & Social Care to support the recovery and reform plan for training programmes. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to welcome recognition that this vital work needs investment to support our doctors in training. RCOphth

Redeployment considerations during the latest pandemic surge

COVID-19 has led to a national lockdown in the New Year with increased infection rates putting immense pressure on frontline services which has meant the redeployment of ophthalmic staff, including ophthalmologists in training is already taking place. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recognises that this is a necessary step to support the overall critical response

Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists in Training

The new guidance document ‘Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists in Training’ provides recommendations for both trainers and ophthalmologists in training to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the training programme. The insights of the first ‘Effects of COVID-19 on training’ trainee survey in late August 2020, helped to shape recommendations in

Applications now open for National Medical Directors Clinical Fellowship Scheme

Applications are now open for the National Medical Directors Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2020/21. The scheme will provide doctors in training with the unique opportunity to spend a year working with reputable healthcare organisations to develop their skills in: leadership management strategy project management health policy Fellows will be immersed in a range of health bodies,

Microsurgical Skills Course changes for 2019

Since taking over as the Surgical Skills Faculty Lead in January John Ferris, new Skills Faculty Lead and Fiona Spencer, Chair Training, have undertaken a pilot consultation process about the format of the Microsurgical Skills Course (MSS) with both trainers and trainees. The MSS course has been one of the College’s most successful initiatives and