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Improving patient safety and experience when referring to hospital in England

Feb 13

Eye Care Services are experiencing increasing pressure due to greater patient need. This can lead to delayed treatment for patients who need hospital care1.  Up to 22 patients a month across the UK might be losing vision because of delayed treatment and follow-up appointments2. The January 2020 Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report on Lack

  • 13 February 2020

Eye health experts call for urgent action on hospital eyecare to reduce delays and improve patient safety

Feb 07

The Association of Optometrists (AOP), The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have joined forces to issue a statement outlining steps to tackle increasing pressure on hospital eye departments in England. Calling on NHS England leaders, the organisations are urging that new models of eyecare with adequate funding, are introduced in a

  • 7 February 2020

RCOphth shares special National Recruitment episode of its Eye to Eye Podcast

Jan 22

The RCOphth has launched a new special episode of its Eye to Eye podcast ahead of the upcoming 2020 intake National Recruitment interviews in Bristol. This special episode features an interview with RCOphth National Recruitment Sub-committee Chair, Sarah Maling, who shares some top tips for those preparing for their interviews. The recruitment process for a

  • 22 January 2020

RCOphth launches first photography competition

Jan 20

We’re kicking off our programme of activity around 2020: Year of Vision by launching our first photography competition! The RCOphth 2020 Visual Perception Photo Competition opens for applications on 13 January 2020. There are three categories that you can enter, and submissions can be made in more than one of the following categories: Reflections Optical

  • 20 January 2020

RCOphth receives funding boost to continue to improve cataract patient outcomes through its national database audit

Jan 10

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is delighted to announce further funding to support the continuation of the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), which collects data on cataract surgery performed in England and Wales and benchmarked reports on performance of individual surgeons with the aim of improving patient care. The funding from Alcon over three years

  • 10 January 2020