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Annual Congress Sponsorship Scheme

Jan 27
2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Scientific Committee and International Committee are offering up to two complementary admissions to the Annual Congress to colleagues from developing countries. The ophthalmologists (a senior trainee or consultant) will be offered free registration to the entire Congress. This will be supported by a local ‘sponsor’ (RCOphth member) who will apply

  • 27 January 2017

MPs and Peers pledge support for equal access for all eye patients to timely treatment to prevent loss of vision

Nov 10
2016

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) hosted a successful parliamentary reception at Westminster on the 2 November.  Over 35 MPs and Peers met with members of the Royal College to learn about the demand placed on hospital eye services and the impact on patients. MPs and Peers were asked to give their pledge to support

  • 10 November 2016

VISION 2020 UK holds round table event on Certificate of Visual Impairment

Sep 20
2016

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration between organisations in the eye health and sight loss sector, has brought together senior representatives from health, social care and the voluntary sector at an event at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London. The round table event, chaired by Professor Carrie MacEwen, President, The Royal

  • 20 September 2016

Vision UK 2016 encourages expanding horizons to meet the challenges ahead

Jun 17
2016

The eighth annual Vision UK conference took place in London on the 14 June. ‘Vision UK 2016: Expanding Horizons’ pushed the boundaries for implementing the UK Vision Strategy nationally by engaging new audiences and encouraging broader collaborations. The conference programme reflected the changing eye health and sight loss service landscape including the continuing pressure on

  • 17 June 2016

CCGs urged to tackle overstretched eye services at NHS England eye health summit

Jun 14
2016

Commissioners must help “radically redesign” eye health services for the benefit of patients, the first-ever NHS eye health summit was told last week. CCGs at the “Capacity and Demand” conference heard that the need for change was now “critical”. Eye health leaders warned that inaction could have far-reaching social and economic consequences. National Head of

  • 14 June 2016