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Ophthalmology and Optometry Patient Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 03

The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected the provision of eye care in primary and secondary care. Measures currently in place to protect people from acquiring the infection will undoubtedly lead to vision loss that, in normal circumstances, would have been preventable. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The College of Optometrists are working together to

  • 3 April 2020

NOD Audit will continue to manage services during COVID-19

Apr 01

During these unprecedented times, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will continue to deliver and manage its services to members where feasible. This includes the NOD Audit, which will continue to be managed by the NOD team and in liaison with trusts and surgeons. The collection of data, analysis and reporting of outcomes for individual surgeons and

  • 1 April 2020

Improving patient safety and experience when referring to hospital in England

Feb 13

Eye Care Services are experiencing increasing pressure due to greater patient need. This can lead to delayed treatment for patients who need hospital care1.  Up to 22 patients a month across the UK might be losing vision because of delayed treatment and follow-up appointments2. The January 2020 Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report on Lack

  • 13 February 2020

RCOphth shares special National Recruitment episode of its Eye to Eye Podcast

Jan 22

The RCOphth has launched a new special episode of its Eye to Eye podcast ahead of the upcoming 2020 intake National Recruitment interviews in Bristol. This special episode features an interview with RCOphth National Recruitment Sub-committee Chair, Sarah Maling, who shares some top tips for those preparing for their interviews. The recruitment process for a

  • 22 January 2020

RCOphth receives funding boost to continue to improve cataract patient outcomes through its national database audit

Jan 10

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is delighted to announce further funding to support the continuation of the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), which collects data on cataract surgery performed in England and Wales and benchmarked reports on performance of individual surgeons with the aim of improving patient care. The funding from Alcon over three years

  • 10 January 2020