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Help identify the Grand Challenges in Global Eye Health

Sep 26

Matthew Burton and Jacqueline Ramke would like to invite RCOphth members to take part in a study which aims to identify the “grand challenges” in global eye health. The study is part of the ongoing Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health and they hope that their results will help to guide future research prioritisation. Please

  • 26 September 2019

RCOphth/Fight for Sight John Lee Primer Fellowship Award 2020 Opens for Applications

Aug 21

Applications are now open for the 2020 John Lee Primer Fellowship Award, presented in partnership with Fight for Sight. The award is open to trainee ophthalmologists who are members of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, to support the pursuit of ophthalmic and vision research. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 7 November,

  • 21 August 2019

RCOphth President Election 2020 Open for Nominations

Aug 19

The first stage of the election for the next President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has commenced. Eligible members in good standing, who have served for at least one year on Council are now able to nominate themselves as a candidate for the role. A dedicated website has been set up by the Electoral

  • 19 August 2019

Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) launches new strategic documents

Aug 12

The RCOpth is a stakeholder of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC), an independent advisory body providing evidence-based national clinical leadership, advice and guidance to policy makers in health, social care and public health, and those commissioning and providing eye health services in England.  Collaboration with cross-sector organisations, including RCOphth, has produced guidance

  • 12 August 2019

RCOphth Response to Department of Transport (DT): The Road Safety Statement 2019 – A Lifetime of Road Safety

Aug 01

RCOphth’s Driving Standards Representative to the DVLA, Ian Pearce, welcomes the safety report and action plan from the DT published on 19 July. The report highlights the importance of good eyesight for road safety and the value of assessing reductions in visual function. Changes to vision, for drivers of all ages, should be identified as

  • 1 August 2019