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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.
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.
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New videos explain the benefits of CVI 25/03/2014 RNIB have produced two videos that support the important messages of the Certificate of Vision Impairment.
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E-learning update 25/03/2014 We are pleased to announce significant improvements to the Ophthalmopaedia in line with the feedback received from the membership.

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