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Ophthalmology and Optometry Patient Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 03
2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected the provision of eye care in primary and secondary care. Measures currently in place to protect people from acquiring the infection will undoubtedly lead to vision loss that, in normal circumstances, would have been preventable. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The College of Optometrists are working together to

  • 3 April 2020

COVID-19 clinical guidance for ophthalmologists

Apr 03
2020

The world is experiencing unprecedented social change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. How we respond to the challenges we face will have a long-lasting impact on society. Our members have a combined duty to protect our patients, most of whom are elderly, whilst doing our best to preserve their vision. The College believes

  • 3 April 2020

NOD Audit will continue to manage services during COVID-19

Apr 01
2020

During these unprecedented times, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will continue to deliver and manage its services to members where feasible. This includes the NOD Audit, which will continue to be managed by the NOD team and in liaison with trusts and surgeons. The collection of data, analysis and reporting of outcomes for individual surgeons and

  • 1 April 2020

NHS England advertises for outpatients clinical lead

Mar 25
2020

NHS England are now seeking an Outpatients Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology to work as part of the Outpatient Transformation Programme Specialty Redesign Team to provide clinical expertise and advice regarding the redesign of patient pathways and key system enablers. The role will help to inform the strategic approach to system redesign nationally, regionally and in

  • 25 March 2020

Wet AMD patients’ injections and appointments during Coronavirus pandemic

Mar 20
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Macular Society have issued the following important information for patients having treatment for Wet AMD or other conditions needing intravitreal injections during the Coronavirus pandemic The NHS and the government are putting in place changes and recommendations in our daily lives to cope with the Coronavirus situation and

  • 20 March 2020