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Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

Nov 20
2018

76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in eye disease studies 15,500 patients per year offered innovative treatments Ophthalmology community ‘punching above its weight’ in world of research Long-term strategy is ‘crucial’ to transforming treatment and ‘ease burden on the NHS’ A new report published today highlights

  • 20 November 2018

Health Education England’s first National Education and Training Survey

Nov 19
2018

The first Health Education England (HEE) initiated survey of all staff members who are in training was launched this week. We would encourage all ophthalmologists in training to complete the survey. The survey does differ from the established General Medical Council (GMC) trainee survey, but there may be small areas of overlap. The National Education

  • 19 November 2018

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) launches third annual campaign promoting medicine side effects reporting

Nov 19
2018

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched the third annual social media campaign to promote the importance of reporting suspected side effects from medicines to the Yellow Card Scheme. Taking place from 19-23 November, the campaign forms part of an awareness week involving 32 medicines regulators in the EU, Latin America, Australasia

  • 19 November 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report and recommendations into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens

Nov 15
2018

Introduction The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcomes the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report i2017/012 ‘Investigation into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens’1. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the NHS with over 400,000 being carried out every year in the UK. It greatly enhances quality of life by restoring

  • 15 November 2018

NICE are recruiting for Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) members

Nov 13
2018

NICE are currently recruiting for standing members to join their Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) to support delivery of the library quality standards topics. They are looking to appoint a number of standing members with the following backgrounds/expertise: Audit and measurement professional. For example professionals involved in audit, measurement and service improvement Primary care professional.

  • 13 November 2018