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Nominations for 2020 RCOphth Honorary Fellows Opens

Aug 13
2019

Members of the College are invited to submit nominations for Honorary Fellowships for 2020. The award of Honorary Fellow is the highest accolade that the College can bestow. It recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the field of ophthalmology. Eligible individuals can be from any field of ophthalmic science, research or medicine

  • 13 August 2019

Health Education England launches new ‘Genomics in Ophthalmology’ film

Jan 16
2019

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP), run by Health Education England, has launched a new resource for ophthalmologists and others involved in the delivery of ophthalmology services. Graeme Black, Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has collaborated with HEE on the film.  He explains how the use of genomics to find

  • 16 January 2019

Information from the Department of Health & Social Care and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on the risks of a no-deal Brexit

Jan 16
2019

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) have published their response to the government consultation on the ‘Development of a Serious Shortage Protocol’ for drug supplies in the possible event of a no-deal Brexit: ‘Serious shortages of drugs would cause significant risks to patients. The Academy therefore recognises that planning for managing a serious drug

  • 16 January 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists introduces electronic exams

Dec 19
2018

The RCOphth (The Royal College of Ophthalmologists) examinations department will be going through a period of exciting and momentous change in 2019 as the vast majority of exams become fully electronic to adapt to and embrace advances in examination technology as well as creating a model for complete paperless examinations. Ripley Systems are the provider

  • 19 December 2018

‘Ophthalmology Failsafe’ Initiative – Joint working under the Elective Care Transformation Programme, GIRFT and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

May 02
2018

As many members will know, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has been campaigning for a number of years about the increasing and overwhelming demand placed on the hospital eye service, through the RCOphth Three Step Plan1 and the 2017 British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU) research which found patients suffering permanent and severe visual loss due

  • 2 May 2018