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Government consultation on opt-out system for organ and tissue donation

Dec 20
2017

The Government has launched a consultation on a proposal to change the consent for organ and tissue donation to an ‘opt out system’. Although 8 out of 10 people say they would want to donate their organs and tissue after their death, most people never register to be organ donors. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • 20 December 2017

Eye care team win national prize at the Bayer Ophthalmology Honours for innovations in surgical pathway

Dec 19
2017

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a prestigious national award in recognition of innovations which have helped patients undergoing planned eye surgery. Specialist staff including nurses, administrative staff, clinicians and service improvement took home the Best Ophthalmology Team  Award at the Bayer Ophthalmology Honours ceremony on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at BMA House,

  • 19 December 2017

New ways to avoid wrong IOLs    

Dec 13
2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is aware that never events relating to the insertion of wrong intraocular lenses (IOLs) is an ongoing problem and that members continue to have concerns about how best to avoid such incidents, and about how to ensure there is no unhelpful blame or punitive measures which lead to financial penalties

  • 13 December 2017

SEE International MSICS Course 2018

Dec 13
2017

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) has become the dominant model of cataract extraction in the developing world, but it has not as yet found its place in UK ophthalmic practice. Opportunities to train in this technique are available internationally, but given the relatively low number of UK patients for whom this technique is preferable

  • 13 December 2017

Literature Searching e-learning is live

Dec 13
2017

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with librarians at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, to develop e-learning modules to support health and social care professionals to find evidence for their work and study. The modules have been developed for clinical and non-clinical staff to help build confidence

  • 13 December 2017