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Take advantage of returning doctors on the GMC registrar to aid capacity during COVID-19

The NHSE/I and the Academy recognise the opportunity for doctors who have joined the GMC emergency registration (having recently relinquished registration) to provide further support to the health service.  However, with the surge not having the predicted impact on capacity, volunteer numbers are starting to drift away.  The National Medical Director, Stephen Powis, is due

Supporting ophthalmology trainees back into the training programme during the pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recognises the need to support a return to normal training and limit any further disruption. The Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG), working with the RCOphth, has produced a framework of recommendations, the Training Programme Recovery Recommendations, to help deal with this evolving and complex situation.

COVID-19 e-resources

Videos, podcasts and series of webinars related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Webinar Series Webinar 4: Immediate Sequential Bilateral Surgery (ISBCS) Join RCOphth President Bernie Chang for a webinar on Immediate Sequential Bilateral Surgery (ISBCS) as well as guests Philip Bloom, President of UKISCRS, Rudy Nuijts, President of the ESCRS, David Spalton, International Board, Optical

RCOphth guidance on restoring ophthalmology services

Healthcare services are now planning how to move from full lockdown with severely restricted activities to re-opening services. However, there will be continuing and potentially variable levels of restrictions for potentially many months.  Issues related to physical distancing and infection control procedures are also likely to limit available capacity. There will need to be a phased approach

COVID-19 Support for Trainees

The RCOphth has curated all COVID-19 guidance specifically related to Trainees. You can review all COVID-19 guidance from the RCOphth such as clinical, PPE, NHSE and PHE guidance on the main COVID-19 page. Training and Exams FAQs Recognition of Trainee Progression during COVID-19 AoMRC Trainee Doctors’ Group HEE guidance on training during the pandemic Fiona Spencer,