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Ophthalmic Safety Alert- Do not use apraclonidine in infants below six months of age

Feb 21
2019

The College has recently received a report from NHS Improvement of a severe adverse reaction in a six month old child with anisocoria who had been administered apraclonidine 1% to help exclude Horner syndrome.  Two drops of apraclonidine 1% were administered to each eye, 30 minutes apart.  Ninety minutes later the child had an acute

  • 21 February 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

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists appoints new Vice President for Policy and Communications

Feb 14
2019

Declan Flanagan, consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, has been appointed as the new Vice President for Policy and Communications at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth). Declan will officially take up the post following the RCOphth AGM in May at this year’s Annual Congress in Glasgow. In this role Declan will support the RCOphth President

  • 14 February 2019

European Society of Ophthalmology calls for UK nominations to European Leadership Development Programme 2019-2021

Feb 13
2019

The European Society of Ophthalmology, (SOE) invites UK Ophthalmologists and Residents to submit their interest to join the European Leadership Development Programme, (EuLDP), Class of 2019 – 2021. The programme aims to Identify future leaders in European ophthalmology and provide them with an informal network of peers Provide a basic leadership training programme adapted for

  • 13 February 2019

#makemydatacount – Secure national audit funding to protect patient safety and professional standards

Feb 13
2019

We are calling on all those involved in funding and running national clinical audits to support our campaign #makemydatacount. National clinical audits are important to measure how care is being delivered and how medical professionals are delivering that care to the highest standards possible. National audits are developed and continually improved to measure performance and

  • 13 February 2019