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RCOphth President responds to HSIB report on lack of timely monitoring for patients with glaucoma

Jan 09
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists would like to thank the patient who was willing to participate in important investigations, such as this report carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) despite the devastating impact on her quality of life as a result of her sight loss. The hospital investigated is not identified in

  • 9 January 2020

Eye to Eye podcast relaunched for 2020

Jan 06
2020

The RCOphth’s first podcast is relaunching on 6 January 2020 with a year of monthly podcast episodes. This new series follows the successful pilot series in 2019, created in collaboration with the College’s Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG). In July 2019 the College launched it’s first podcast episode, hosted by OTG member Sunil Mamtora, featuring

  • 6 January 2020

RCOphth President reacts to the general election

Dec 18
2019

Responding to the outcome of the recent general election, RCOphth President Mike Burdon said:   “The NHS and its workforce have been a key issue in this election, with the governments mandate secured by promising to invest in the workforce and address capacity issues in hospitals, the college will hold the government to account on their

  • 18 December 2019

Member statement on annual allowance pension tax changes

Dec 09
2019

For ‘reasons of urgent operational necessity’, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has released a statement confirming commitments for payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax will be honoured when clinicians retire. Clinicians are therefore now immediately able to take on additional shifts or sessions without worrying about

  • 9 December 2019

RCOphth elects a new President

Dec 06
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Bernie Chang has been voted in as the next president. Mike Burdon will officially hand over the office of president at the AGM at Congress in May 2020. The RCOphth Council, Trustees and staff extend their congratulations to Bernie and look forward to working with

  • 6 December 2019