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New President for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 06/06/2014 Professor Caroline MacEwen officially took over the role of President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists at the College’s Annual Congress in Birmingham on 22 May 2014. Professor MacEwen is only the second woman President in the College’s 26 year history to be elected to the three year term. The election was contested by a record eight candidates with a substantial turnout of votes in December 2013.
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New educational grant! 03/06/2014 The College has a new educational grant fund to provide financial support for College members presenting work at educational meetings in the UK and overseas. This fund has been established through the generosity of Bayer with the intention of promoting and supporting ophthalmology research, audit...
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Moorfields Pharmaceuticals Supply Concerns 30/05/2014 The College and the UK Ophthalmic Pharmacists Group have been alerted that Moorfields Pharmaceuticals is struggling to provide specific treatments which most, if not all hospitals rely on.
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Field Safety Notice: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics; samples containing fluorescein may show interference 16/05/2014 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has confirmed that samples containing fluorescein may show interference with the ADVIA Centaur® Systems TSH3 Ultra, Vitamin D and the ADVIA Centaur BRAHMS Procalcitonin assays. Patients must be told not to have their Thyroid function and vit D levels checked for 48 hours after they have undergone fluorescein angiography (FFA) with immediate effect.
'Top Tips' for healthcare professionals from RNIB 08/05/2014 Based on feedback from members, RNIB has created some "top tips" for healthcare professionals to help all care staff improve the accessibility of their services.
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OTG response to the Shape of Training Review 29/04/2014  The Ophthalmic Trainees' Group has issued its response to the Shape of Training review.     Click here to read the response
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Urgent action required for those NHS organisations that have not migrated away from Microsoft Windows XP 28/04/2014 NHS England's Bulletin for CCGs 17 April 2014 contains information for NHS organisations that have not migrated away from Microsoft Windows XP.

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Newly Published Ophthalmic Specials Guidance 25/04/2014 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the UK Ophthalmic Pharmacy Group publish Ophthalmic Specials Guidance for prescribing unlicensed medicines.
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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.
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2013 Annual Report 10/04/2014 The College has published its 2013 Annual Report.

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