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Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt asks all parties to continue junior doctor contract negotiations

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists notes the letter by the Secretary of State to the Junior Doctors Committee of the British Medical Association.  Mr Hunt outlines that proposals for the new contract for junior doctors must be addressed through further negotiation by all parties. The RCOphth recognises and values ophthalmic registrars for their continuing contribution to

OTG concerned by the impact of proposed junior doctor contracts

The OTG represents the voice and interests of registrars and is influential in all aspects of the work of the College.  As today’s registrars are tomorrow’s ophthalmologists, the issues that are changing the face of medicine in general and the way doctors are able to practice are a direct concern of the OTG. The OTG

Lay advisory group articles

Good Communication Skills – A Personal View At a recent part II exam, the Communications Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) featured a ‘scenario’ where the patient received very bad news about their failing sight, and would clearly be needing support for the future in terms of benefits, Certification and so on. Some candidates displayed an

Simulation in Training

As a surgical-based specialty ophthalmology encompasses a wide range of operations and clinic-based procedures, requiring ophthalmologists to make use of micro-surgical techniques. This is often a steep learning curve for trainee ophthalmologists. Simulation training enables trainee ophthalmologists to master these skills before in vivo training. Simulation training using artificial model eyes and artificial intelligence (AI)

College Tutors

The College values the work carried out by its tutors and has a number of resources available to them. Please complete the College Tutor Nomination/Renomination Form if you are interested in the role. College Tutors (CTs) have overall responsibility as lead trainers for the postgraduate training in the unit and are the point of contact