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BMA research grants open for online application

Jan 09

The BMA Foundation for Medical Research awards research grants each year (totalling approximately £600,000) to encourage and further medical research in a variety of areas. Applications are invited from doctors and research scientists and can be for either research in progress or prospective research. All BMA Foundation grants are available to apply for online on

  • 9 January 2018

European Board of Ophthalmology recruiting for examiners

Jan 04

With ever-increasing numbers expected to sit the European Board of Ophthalmology exam in 2018, the EBO are seeking to recruit more examiners. All previous EBO examiners that still meet the requirements are only required complete the application form online: http://www.ebo-online.org/ebo-exam/criteria-to-apply-as-an-ebo-examiner/. New examiners must complete the application form and also include the following: Short motivation letter

  • 4 January 2018

Government consultation on opt-out system for organ and tissue donation

Dec 20

The Government has launched a consultation on a proposal to change the consent for organ and tissue donation to an ‘opt out system’. Although 8 out of 10 people say they would want to donate their organs and tissue after their death, most people never register to be organ donors. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • 20 December 2017

SEE International MSICS Course 2018

Dec 13

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) has become the dominant model of cataract extraction in the developing world, but it has not as yet found its place in UK ophthalmic practice. Opportunities to train in this technique are available internationally, but given the relatively low number of UK patients for whom this technique is preferable

  • 13 December 2017

Academy of Royal Medical Colleges – What does an effective multi-professional team approach look like to deliver population health outcomes?

Nov 15

On Friday 27 October we joined other royal colleges at the AoRMC’s recent event to share learning on how better multi-disciplinary team working can improve population health. The day was opened by Carrie MacEwen, Chair of the AoMRC, and attended by RCOphth president Mike Burdon, Jane Harcourt, our Workforce Committee Chair and myself, Policy Researcher,

  • 15 November 2017