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A summary report on the Junior Doctor Contract Review 2018-19 from the OTG

Jun 19
2019

Varo Kirthi, Chair OTG and Ziyaad Sultan, BMA Multi-Specialty Working Group representative have reviewed the latest update on the proposed new contract deal for junior doctors and welcome the proposed changes. The deal the BMA have agreed with NHS Employers and the Department of Health and Social Care brings a £90 million investment for junior

  • 19 June 2019

Microsurgical Skills Course changes for 2019

Jun 19
2019

Since taking over as the Surgical Skills Faculty Lead in January John Ferris, new Skills Faculty Lead and Fiona Spencer, Chair Training, have undertaken a pilot consultation process about the format of the Microsurgical Skills Course (MSS) with both trainers and trainees. The MSS course has been one of the College’s most successful initiatives and

  • 19 June 2019

Professor Harminder Dua recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Jun 14
2019

Professor Harminder Dua, former president of the RCOphth, has been appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)  for Services to Ophthalmology. The College is delighted to have one of our members recognised in this way and it is a testament to Professor Dua’s

  • 14 June 2019

Scottish Government trials Global Citizenship posts – A new way of working

Jun 06
2019

In 2016 The Scottish Government set out proposals for encouraging the nation to be more outward looking and as such established a Global Citizenship programme. Global Citizenship is all about understanding the pressing issues facing our world and working collaboratively at home and abroad to come up with constructive solutions. In recognition that it would

  • 6 June 2019

New OCCCF curriculum launched to support professional development of the multi-disciplinary eye health team

May 20
2019

The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) set out standards for a systematic patient-centred approach to multi-disciplinary education and training, ensuring standardised and recognised competences across ophthalmic secondary care locations in the UK. The Framework has since been developed into a curriculum, covering four clinical areas: cataract, glaucoma, medical retina and acute & emergency eye care.

  • 20 May 2019