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NICE publishes serious eye disorders quality standard

Feb 12
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the quality standard but believes the implementation will be challenging for the overwhelmed hospital eye service.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first quality standard looking at serious eye disorders, covering the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

  • 12 February 2019

Minimising possible adverse effects of Brexit

Feb 07
2019

With the current situation around Brexit remaining consistently unclear The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has recently signposted external guidance from the Department of Health and The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. To update members on the current situation and latest messages from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) the RCOphth is able

  • 7 February 2019

Joint Venture between the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists for RCOphth professional examinations

Feb 04
2019

In a joint venture, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) are collaborating to host and deliver the RCOphth Refraction Certificate examination. This is one of four examinations that a trainee ophthalmologist takes in order to achieve the FRCOphth. From 2020 ABDO’s National Resource Centre (NRC) in Birmingham will

  • 4 February 2019

New RCOphth Workforce Census illustrates the severe shortage of eye doctors in the UK

Jan 31
2019

A new 2018 census by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) identifies gaps in recruitment of ophthalmologists and workforce planning amid a predicted 40% increase in demand over the next 20 years. Over the next two years an extra 230 consultant and 204 Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) posts are required 67% of hospital eye

  • 31 January 2019

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publishes report looking at the predicted impact of Artificial Intelligence

Jan 28
2019

As Matt Hancock continues to promote his digital vision for the NHS as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published its Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare report looking at the likely impact of AI on the UK healthcare system. The report welcomes the flood of new

  • 28 January 2019