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Move to Online Proctored Exams for FRCOphth Part 1 and Part 2 Written examinations

May 20

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will be moving to a new method of online proctored exam delivery for its FRCOphth Part 1 and Part 2 Written examinations. This is in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood that social distancing will be in place for the foreseeable future.  This means the current models

  • 20 May 2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcomes the investment by the Welsh Government in two new simulators for ophthalmic trainees

May 07

Ophthalmologists make use of micro-surgical techniques in a variety of operations on the eye. The use of EyeSi simulators to practice these techniques allows trainees to refresh and improve their surgical skills. Simulation training1 is a compulsory requirement for ophthalmology trainees before they are able to undertake eye surgery on patients. Access to simulators has been

  • 7 May 2020

Covid-19 RCOphth news – office closure, events and examinations

May 06

As the current situation with COVID-19 changes we are closely monitoring the impact on the RCOphth, its staff and members.  Staff are working from home and will continue to provide services to our membership and the wider eye health community. RCOphth Building Closure We have paid close attention to the government’s latest advice to minimise

  • 6 May 2020

COVID-19 clinical guidance for ophthalmologists

May 02

The COVID-19 information has moved.  Please go to the new section.  

  • 2 May 2020

RCOphth launches interim guidance on reopening and redeveloping ophthalmology services during Covid recovery

Apr 29

The Covid-19 response is likely to move beyond full lockdown soon, and many hospitals are examining how they can restart some services safely. As ophthalmology services already had capacity issues with evidence of delays in care affecting patient safety, the further restrictions on services due to Covid have been a real concern to patients and ophthalmologists. The exact

  • 29 April 2020