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RCOphth & BEECS develop emergency eye care commissioning guidance

Apr 29
2020

Emergency eye care services have seen large increases in demand over the last 10 years, with over 500,000 cases recorded in England in 2018-2019. Many common (urgent and minor) acute eye conditions, are not sight or life threatening and can be managed safely outside of the emergency care setting. There is enormous variation in the

  • 29 April 2020

RCOphth College News – April Edition and AGM 2020 Notice

Apr 23
2020

College News – April 2020 For just the one time this year, College News has been produced as a pdf, rather than the normal printed magazine. Members can view the RCOphth 2020 AGM Notice  

  • 23 April 2020

RCOphth president’s latest reflection of the impact of COVID-19

Apr 23
2020

Dear Colleagues,   Over the past couple of weeks, Declan (Vice-President) and I have been contacting College Council Regional Representatives from all four nations to find out how well eye departments have adapted to the COVID-19 enforced new way of working. Their responses have been uniformly positive. Routine appointments and operations have been postponed but

  • 23 April 2020

The RCOphth is still at work on behalf of our members

Apr 23
2020

Whilst we have shut our doors at Stephenson Way temporarily, the teams of College officers and staff are still working hard on behalf of members. Here’s some of the activities we are leading on: A small COVID-19 team meets daily and works on clinical guidance for services and PPE advice for ophthalmology during COVID-19. We

  • 23 April 2020

Mitomycin Shortage Resolution

Apr 23
2020

The UK has been experiencing a shortage of mitomycin 2mg, 10mg, 20mg vials for intravenous administration and 40mg for intravesical administration since late October 2019. Since the recall of Kyowa Kirin product in early November 2019 all Trusts have had to rely on unlicensed imports. Kyowa Kirin have withdrawn their marketing authorisation for Mitomycin-C and

  • 23 April 2020