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Annual Congress 2014 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Registration for the Annual Congress 2014 is now open, view the Congress website for all information.
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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.

Additions to the Website
NEW Quality Standards for Services for Patients with Learning Disabilities 17/04/2014 The College has now added quality standards for patients with learning disabilities to its suite of quality standards.
News Items
2013 Annual Report 10/04/2014 The College has published its 2013 Annual Report.
Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff 07/04/2014 The latest version jointly published by the Royal Colleges and professional bodies has been updated to emphasise the crucial role of the Executive Team and Board members, while also taking into account the structural changes which have occurred across the NHS. The framework is applicable across all four countries of the UK and sets the standards and requirements expected of all health staff.
College Statements
Shortage of supply of Sterile 5% Povidine-Iodine Solution 01/04/2014 'Emergency' advice issued during the shortage of the preferred product i.e. a sterile single use solution of povidone iodine 5%.
Curriculum Based Courses
Oculoplastics (Advanced) Curriculum Based Course 24/04/2014 - 24/04/2014 Oculoplastics course to be run by Bijan Beiji, Mike Potts and Jane Olver. This course is focused on practical teaching and is suitable for more senior tranees and above.
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Microsurgical Skills Course May 2014 14/05/2014 08:30:00 - 16/05/2014 Microsurgical Skills courses are run at the College and entail a mixture of lectures and practical skills sessions. They cover the basic concepts of instrument design and handling, sutures, suturing and knots, wound construction and closure and the use of the operating microscope. The courses are...
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ANNUAL CONGRESS 2014 20/05/2014 - 22/05/2014 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2014 will be held at the ICC, Birmingham
College Courses & Meetings
CESR Applicants Training Day 03/06/2014 - 03/06/2014 The College will hold its first training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 3rd June 2014 from 9.30am to 1.00pm at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. This training session would be beneficial for anyone thinking of or in the process of applying for Specialist Registration via the CESR...

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Members are encouraged to contact the President on his own personal forum in the Members Area of the website. >More
Ophthalmology specific advice & information for appraisers, appraisees, includes FAQs & details of our specialty advice service. >More
To login following registration use this link. >More
OST Curriculum and Study Guide >More
ePortfolio/CPD system login please follow the link >More
The College intends to commemorate his outstanding contribution to the ophthalmic profession by creating a named Research Fellowship jointly funded by the Medical Research Council and the College. >More
To view the journal online please follow the link. (Member's Login Required) >More
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O.N.E. Network login please follow the link >More
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