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Recruiting for essential editorial roles for the new RCOphth Learning Management System

Jul 06
2021

Do you want contribute to the new RCOphth Learning Management System (LMS), providing high quality structured learning pathways and coordinated educational programmes to support life-long clinical learning and professional development in a digital ‘one stop shop’ environment? Providing training and education materials to the eye care community The RCOphth LMS will make high quality training

  • 6 July 2021

Ophthalmologists reduce glaucoma related blindness

Mar 10
2021

The World Glaucoma Association (WGA) aims to raise awareness of glaucoma through the World Glaucoma Week (7th-13th March).  This year’s theme is The world is bright, save your sight! It reflects the hope that, with regular testing and access to treatment, people continue to see the world and continue to enjoy its beauty, charm, and

  • 10 March 2021

Supporting access to cataract surgical training for ophthalmologists in training

Oct 02
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recognises that reduced access to cataract surgical training opportunities, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, is impacting on the surgical experience of our ophthalmologists in training. NHS eye units continue to deliver cataract surgery but the COVID 19 pandemic has increased the pressure for additional capacity and this has led to

  • 2 October 2020

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