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New GMC guidance outlines clear steps to better support disabled doctors

May 14
2019

Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published by the General Medical Council (GMC). The regulator has advised medical schools and training providers of the steps they should put in place to make sure all students and trainee doctors, including those with disabilities, are able fulfil

  • 14 May 2019

Special Schools Eye Care Programme seeks assistance in mapping existing schemes

May 08
2019

NHS England have made a commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to commission an in-school visual assessment for all children in special schools in England. This will allow visual assessment, refraction and dispensing of spectacles (where appropriate). The Special Schools Eye Care Programme team are keen to hear from ophthalmologists with existing Special Schools

  • 8 May 2019

Commissioning Arrangement of the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit after 31 August 2019

May 01
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) was commissioned in 2014 by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) to run the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Programme as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). The NOD audit collects data on cataract surgery performed in England and Wales and provides individual surgeons,

  • 1 May 2019

Ophthalmologist Lola Solebo recognised for study into the management of avoidable childhood blindness

Apr 30
2019

Lola Solebo, NIHR Moorfields BRC and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, has been awarded The Ulverscroft David Owen Prize by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Ulverscroft Foundation for the best piece of research published in paediatric ophthalmology over the past three years. Focusing on congenital and infantile cataract the paper, published

  • 30 April 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses call for ‘Research for All’

Apr 26
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has endorsed the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) statement in favour of a research-active NHS, alongside numerous other medical colleges, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and National Institute for Health Research. The statement, launched at the RCP 2019 annual conference, sets out a vision for research as key

  • 26 April 2019