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Statement on updated professional standards on refractive surgery

Jul 10
2020

Remote consultations have been given additional impetus by the COVID emergency and are almost certainly one of the changes in practice that is here to stay. The advantages for the patient in terms of access are obvious, and video meeting platforms are now part of our daily lives. Video calls add emotional cues that are

  • 10 July 2020

RCOphth responds to new framework for restarting National Institute of Health Research activities

May 27
2020

The National Insitute of Health Research NIHR has set out a framework to guide the restarting of NIHR research activities which have been paused due to COVID-19. This framework has been developed in cooperation with Devolved Administrations who will produce aligned, but specific guidance for their area. Commenting on the new framework, RCOphth Academic Committee

  • 27 May 2020

Statement on vision impairment and Covid-19

May 26
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is unable to report on the association of vision impairment, as a result of a patient contracting COVID-19, due to a lack of evidence. A direct causal effect can only be established through the reporting of proven cases of COVID-19 patients and their symptoms. Our scientific journal EYE, has recently

  • 26 May 2020

RCOphth and Ulverscroft Foundation announce winner of the Ulverscroft David Owen Prize

Apr 15
2020

RCOphth would like to congratulate Amy Gerrish and her co-authors from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for winning the Ulverscroft David Owen prize for best published paper in paediatric ophthalmology research over the last three years. The judges were particularly impressed with the paper “Non-invasive diagnosis of retinoblastoma using cell-free DNA from aqueous

  • 15 April 2020

Health Education England proposes national mentoring service to support junior doctors during COVID-19 epidemic

Apr 09
2020

Health Education England (HEE) has expressed concern about the service pressures that trainees and in particular, young clinical academics may find themselves in during the Covid 19 emergency. HEE recognises that the available levels of supervision and support in the clinical service may not meet previously expected levels. As a result, HEE is proposing a

  • 9 April 2020