Consultation: commissioning guidance for cataract surgery

The College is seeking comments on its draft guidance for commissioning cataract services. The guidance has been developed via a multi-professional groups ensuring broad representation from those involved in commissioning, delivering, supporting and receiving ophthalmic care.
The consultation will run from 22 July 2014 to 12 August 2014.
Painted Cornwall Terrace

Welcome to The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The College champions excellence in the practice of ophthalmology for the benefit of patients and the public.

We set the examinations and the curriculum for medical graduates who wish to be eye surgeons and we provide elements of surgical skills training.

We set the standards for professional practice through clinical guidelines and ophthalmic service guidance. The continuing professional development (CPD) programme is designed to help ophthalmologists maintain and increase their knowledge and expertise.

We have a role in promoting ground-breaking research; we organise a seminar programme and an annual scientific congress and produce the scientific journal, EYE, to disseminate that research.

This website provides detailed information about ophthalmology and our activities, which we hope you will find of interest.  We welcome questions and comments.

News Items
Ophthalmology Clinical Leads Forum - 20th November 2014 30/07/2014 In the current rapidly changing healthcare environment it is essential not only to be aware of the latest policies and proposals but also to hear from those who have experience of what these initiatives mean in practice and what the medium and long term effects are likely to be. It is also helpful...
Additions to the Website
Eponymous Lectures 2014 23/07/2014 The Eponymous Lectures from the Annual Congress 2014 are now available for members to view
News Items
Updated LEHNs CTA events in your area! 16/07/2014 24 July event for Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire! See latest diary listing for details
News Items
RCOphth Membership Survey 11/07/2014 The College is asking members to feedback their views and opinions on the services and work of the College.
Glaucoma Surgery - Balancing Safety and Success 16/09/2014 - 16/09/2014 In this one day seminar, the central role of augmented 'safe' trabeculectomy will be discussed, with particular reference to identifying high risk patients and how to avoid serious complications whilst ensuring a good IOP lowering effect. The role of alternative surgical approaches, in particular 'large' aqueous shunts along with non-penetrating techniques and newer micro-invasive surgical techniques will be discussed. An approach to learning and teaching glaucoma surgery will also be detailed.
Frontline Neuro-ophthalmology seminar - Drusen
Frontline Neuro-Ophthalmology 24/09/2014 - 24/09/2014 This seminar is aimed at all grades of Ophthalmologists and Neurologists who wish to improve their knowledge and diagnostic skills in Neuro-Ophthalmology. The day will provide interactive case discussions, key point lectures on the approach to the afferent and efferent systems and how to identify the urgent from the routine.
NIHR Master Class for Industry Supported Research 07/10/2014 - 07/10/2014 The National Institute of Health Clinical Research Network in collaboration with the RCOphth is offering a Research Master Class for Industry supported research. This interactive workshop is designed to help you improve collaboration with industry, identify strategies to achieve successful site selection and improve delivery of commercial research.
Non College Events
Ageing Practice - Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Symposium RCS Edinburgh 15/10/2014 - 15/10/2014  This national conference, organised by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges aims to explore the problems associated with increasing the retirement age for healthcare professionals; explore possible solutions and develop an action plan to present to National Governments. The conference is...

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