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RCOphth pushes for more funding in meeting with the Minister on patient safety day

Nov 12
2019

The Royal College pressed for much needed funding for ophthalmic services during a visit to the college by Health Minister Nadine Dorries to mark World Patient Safety Day.   Pushing for the necessity to maintain and improve funding for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), the Royal College stressed that this service is vital in improving patient

  • 12 November 2019

Run your own RCOphth seminar

Oct 29
2019

The College is offering members the opportunity to propose a seminar topic as part of our annual seminar and events programme. We host and manage one-day seminars throughout the year on a variety of clinical topics from refractive surgery to emergency ophthalmology and paediatric cataracts. Members can submit a proposal on any clinical topic, whether

  • 29 October 2019

Safety Alert – Allergan’s Xen 45 glaucoma surgical drainage device

Oct 22
2019

Allergan has contacted the RCOphth to provide a follow up regarding the hold on XEN 45.  Allergan has reached out to regulatory agencies, and is working to initiate a voluntary recall of affected lots of XEN 45. During an inspection process a small number of units in an unreleased XEN 45 lot were observed to have trace

  • 22 October 2019

Vision UK announce winners of their new awards

Oct 16
2019

The RCOphth is delighted to share the news that Jugnoo Rahi, RCOphth Academic Chair and Lola Solebo won awards alongside a high quality line up of nominations at the Vision UK Forward View Eye Health and Sight Loss Conference held in collaboration with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in October 2019. Jugnoo was the winner

  • 16 October 2019

National Recruitment Changes

Oct 03
2019

ST3 recruitment was paused for 2019 to carry out a full consultation of the College membership.  The results of this consultation are that: Entry into training will be possible above the ST1 level. Recruitment (all levels) will be done at the same time in the same location. ST4 will be the highest appointable level to

  • 3 October 2019