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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges advocate swift action to mitigate a disastrous second wave of COVID 19

Sep 21
2020

Following todays briefing by Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has issued the following statement: The message today from Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer and Sir Patrick Valance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, was powerful and urgent. It is

  • 21 September 2020

Scaling up video consultation capabilities in ophthalmology services: The experience at Moorfields

Sep 08
2020

By Peter Thomas, David Probert and Hugh McCaughey The NHS Long Term Plan set out NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ambition to transform outpatient appointments. With the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, these efforts were accelerated with all NHS trusts and foundation trusts supported to roll out video consultations to their patients. The technology is

  • 8 September 2020

Statement on updated professional standards on refractive surgery

Jul 10
2020

Remote consultations have been given additional impetus by the COVID emergency and are almost certainly one of the changes in practice that is here to stay. The advantages for the patient in terms of access are obvious, and video meeting platforms are now part of our daily lives. Video calls add emotional cues that are

  • 10 July 2020

RCOphth responds to new framework for restarting National Institute of Health Research activities

May 27
2020

The National Insitute of Health Research NIHR has set out a framework to guide the restarting of NIHR research activities which have been paused due to COVID-19. This framework has been developed in cooperation with Devolved Administrations who will produce aligned, but specific guidance for their area. Commenting on the new framework, RCOphth Academic Committee

  • 27 May 2020

Statement on vision impairment and Covid-19

May 26
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is unable to report on the association of vision impairment, as a result of a patient contracting COVID-19, due to a lack of evidence. A direct causal effect can only be established through the reporting of proven cases of COVID-19 patients and their symptoms. Our scientific journal EYE, has recently

  • 26 May 2020