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New OCCCF curriculum launched to support professional development of the multi-disciplinary eye health team

May 20

The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) set out standards for a systematic patient-centred approach to multi-disciplinary education and training, ensuring standardised and recognised competences across ophthalmic secondary care locations in the UK. The Framework has since been developed into a curriculum, covering four clinical areas: cataract, glaucoma, medical retina and acute & emergency eye care.

  • 20 May 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes Senedd inquiry focussing on management of ophthalmic outpatients across Wales

May 17

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recently took the opportunity to provide a statement as part of The Royal College of Physicians response to the Welsh Assembly (Senedd) Public Accounts Committee inquiry into the management of follow up outpatients across Wales. It is important that the committee recognises the very real risk of loss of

  • 17 May 2019

31st AGM of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

May 16

The 31st AGM of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will be held on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 10:05 am at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow. Members can view the agenda and proposed subscriptions for 2020, the audited financial statements and the Trustee Report for 2018 online. Please note that all members are entitled

  • 16 May 2019

Ophthalmic support staff vital to the success of multidisciplinary team working

May 15

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the professional development and training of all staff involved with the ophthalmologist led team in delivering high quality care to patients. Eye disease is predicted to increase by 40% over the next 20 years continuing to create unprecedented demand on the hospital eye service which already copes with nine

  • 15 May 2019

PHIN provides update on work to improve private healthcare fee transparency

May 14

In January 2019 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists alerted members to changes arising from The CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) authorising the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) to collect performance and cost information about private healthcare. This information will be published to better inform patients and provide greater transparency about the costs patients can expect

  • 14 May 2019