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The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) opens their 2019 round on Thursday 7 February

Jan 10

The 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards Round results were announced in early January 2019. The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) have now announced that the 2019 round will open on Thursday 07 February 2019 and will close at 1700 hours on Thursday 04 April 2019. Consultants in England and Wales who wish to apply for

  • 10 January 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists introduces electronic exams

Dec 19

The RCOphth (The Royal College of Ophthalmologists) examinations department will be going through a period of exciting and momentous change in 2019 as the vast majority of exams become fully electronic to adapt to and embrace advances in examination technology as well as creating a model for complete paperless examinations. Ripley Systems are the provider

  • 19 December 2018

Ophthalmic Safety Alert – Do not use nitrous oxide when there is gas in an operated eye

Dec 18

Intraocular air or gas is often used as a tamponade agent at the end of vitrectomy surgery to secure the retina. The two most common indications are retinal detachment and macular hole surgery. Intraocular gas is also being used increasingly in endothelial keratoplasties (lamellar corneal grafts) initially during the primary procedure or for “rebubbling” dislocated

  • 18 December 2018

Over 70,000 trainees and trainers contribute to the GMC’s Training Environments 2018 report

Dec 06

The GMC has published a report summarising the findings of their annual national training survey and identified a number of key areas for improvement moving into 2019. The survey, which looks at the UK medical training environment, enables the GMC to continue to enhance medical education and training. Three key areas were highlighted by this

  • 6 December 2018

GMC outline their workforce strategy amid concerns that the NHS is reaching breaking point

Dec 06

The GMC’s eighth annual ‘The state of medical education and practice in the UK’ report sets out challenges in healthcare throughout 2018. At the heart of the report is a concern that the current capacity crisis being felt on the frontline may stall 70 years of progress made by the NHS. The report looks at

  • 6 December 2018