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RCOphth welcomes extra NHS funding which will help address eye care backlogs

Sep 08

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has welcomed the announcement that the NHS in England will receive an extra £5.4 billion over the next six months to support its response to COVID-19 and help tackle waiting lists. This includes £1.5 billion to manage the elective surgery backlog (including £500 million capital funding), with delays to

  • 8 September 2021

RCOphth calls for action on workforce to reduce strain on ophthalmology services

Sep 07

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has responded to a Health Education England (HEE) call for evidence to make the case for investment in the ophthalmology workforce to meet rapidly rising patient demand. Read our response in full here! Key points from our response The key points from our response are summarised below: Patient demand

  • 7 September 2021

‘Top tips’ for new consultants

Sep 02

Are you an experienced consultant? What do you now wish you had known when you first qualified? We’d like to hear your ‘Top tips’. ‘Tips’ for new consultants We’re asking experienced consultants to share one piece of advice with new consultants as we open bookings for our training course for new consultants. Wait to make

  • 2 September 2021

The Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2022

Sep 01

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to announce the opening of the Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2022, a continuation of the Ulverscroft David Owen Awards. The Ulverscroft Foundation gives financial help to Universities that research the causes of eye diseases; funds eye clinics, hospitals, schools, libraries and other organisations which help visually impaired people. Since

  • 1 September 2021

RCOphth Annual Report 2020: a year of challenge, collaboration, and innovation

Aug 19

In the Annual Report 2020, Bernie Chang, President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) praises the commitment shown by all ophthalmologists who battled daily to deliver eye care services for patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the Annual report 2020 Introducing the report, Professor Chang also highlights the increased collaboration across the profession and

  • 19 August 2021