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The National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme 2022/23

Apply by 10th November! Vishal Shah MA (Oxon) BM BCh FRCOphth, is the current National Medical Director’s RCOphth Clinical Fellow, and a Specialty Registrar in Ophthalmology. Here, he explains the benefits of this prestigious scheme. What is it? The scheme is run by the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management (FMLM) and places fellows at

RCOphth Reverse mentoring scheme with a focus on Differential Attainment

This new scheme offers junior ophthalmology doctors from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to effect positive change by being a mentor. A recent article published in Eye, the scientific journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists on the ‘Lived experiences of UK Black Ophthalmology Trainees in the NHS1, reports on the impact

New funding from Health Education England for recovery of training programme

For England Only Health Education England has published a statement to announce funding secured from the Department of Health & Social Care to support the recovery and reform plan for training programmes. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to welcome recognition that this vital work needs investment to support our doctors in training. RCOphth

Redeployment considerations during the latest pandemic surge

COVID-19 has led to a national lockdown in the New Year with increased infection rates putting immense pressure on frontline services which has meant the redeployment of ophthalmic staff, including ophthalmologists in training is already taking place. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recognises that this is a necessary step to support the overall critical response

Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists in Training

The new guidance document ‘Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists in Training’ provides recommendations for both trainers and ophthalmologists in training to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the training programme. The insights of the first ‘Effects of COVID-19 on training’ trainee survey in late August 2020, helped to shape recommendations in