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New OCCCF curriculum launched to support professional development of the multi-disciplinary eye health team

May 20
2019

The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) set out standards for a systematic patient-centred approach to multi-disciplinary education and training, ensuring standardised and recognised competences across ophthalmic secondary care locations in the UK. The Framework has since been developed into a curriculum, covering four clinical areas: cataract, glaucoma, medical retina and acute & emergency eye care.

  • 20 May 2019

Ophthalmic support staff vital to the success of multidisciplinary team working

May 15
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the professional development and training of all staff involved with the ophthalmologist led team in delivering high quality care to patients. Eye disease is predicted to increase by 40% over the next 20 years continuing to create unprecedented demand on the hospital eye service which already copes with nine

  • 15 May 2019

Position statement on the Associate Specialist grade

Feb 21
2019

In April 2008 the ‘associate specialist’ (AS) grade was closed and succeeded by the new ‘specialty doctor’ grade. Over recent years there have been calls from the British Medical Association (BMA)1 and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC)2 to reopen the AS grade. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) works directly with the Staff

  • 21 February 2019

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publishes report looking at the predicted impact of Artificial Intelligence

Jan 28
2019

As Matt Hancock continues to promote his digital vision for the NHS as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published its Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare report looking at the likely impact of AI on the UK healthcare system. The report welcomes the flood of new

  • 28 January 2019

Response to the BBC feature on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening

Aug 28
2018

In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices

  • 28 August 2018