RCOphth Statement – Response to NICE guidance on Ranibizumab for treatment of diabetic macular oedema 30/11/2011 In final guidance issued on 30th November, NICE have not recommended Ranibizumab for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema (DMO). The College regrets this decision by NICE, the press release from NICE can be viewed here.
Patients waiting on ‘Planned’ waiting lists 30/11/2011 The NHS Medical Director and Deputy NHS Chief Executive have written to all NHS Chief Executives and Medical Directors with a clear statement that patients should only be added to a ‘planned’ list when it is clinically appropriate.
Interim advice on obtaining an appraisal 25/11/2011 The College has received a number of requests for advice from members who wish to arrange an appraisal, many of these requests are from members who work outside the hospital eye service.
Aspirin use and association with neovascular (wet) AMD 11/11/2011 Study group reports an intriguing association between aspirin use and AMD
Top doctor praises eye care commissioning project 07/11/2011 Sir Muir Gray, the NHS Chief Knowledge Officer, has praised the College of Optometrists and Royal College of Ophthalmologists for hosting “the best meeting on eye disease and low vision ever”.
October 2011 Part 1 FRCOphth Examination Pass List 04/11/2011 The October 2011 Part 1 FRCOphth Examination Pass List is now available to view. Pass List
MHRA discussion forum for Good Clinical Practice launched 02/11/2011 The GCP forum has been created as a tool to help those involved in clinical trials of Investigational Medicinal Products to comply with the clinical trials legislation and GCP requirements.
Retina Case Awards 01/11/2011 As part of Novartis’ commitment to excellence and research in the practice of ophthalmology, we support the Novartis Retina Case Awards.