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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

National Ophthalmology Database Audit Annual Report finds significantly better outcomes for cataract surgery patients

Sep 15
2020

The RCOphth has released its annual report for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit 2018-2019. Since its inception, the NOD audit has been assuring high quality cataract surgical services for patients. The annual report finds a 40% overall reduction in the posterior capsule rupture (PCR) complication rates and a continuing decline in the number of

  • 15 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

Supporting ophthalmology trainees back into the training programme during the pandemic

Jun 02
2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recognises the need to support a return to normal training and limit any further disruption. The Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG), working with the RCOphth, has produced a framework of recommendations, the Training Programme Recovery Recommendations, to help deal with this evolving and complex situation.

  • 2 June 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