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Change to DVLA management of cases for drivers with nystagmus

Mar 15
2019

The Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on Driving and Visual Disorders has advised that it is the visual problems associated with nystagmus that are relevant when assessing fitness to drive, not nystagmus itself. On this basis it has been decided that DVLA need not be notified of nystagmus if the visual

  • 15 March 2019

Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are vital to supporting patients with sight loss

Mar 06
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists considers ECLOs as integral to meeting the needs of patients in hospital eye units  A recent study published in the BMJ1, with support and funding from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), has highlighted the continuing importance of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO). ECLOs work in hospital eye

  • 6 March 2019

Health Education England and NHS Improvement outline key recommendations to support SAS doctors

Mar 06
2019

Health Education England and NHS Improvement have published their report, “Maximising the Potential: essential measures to support SAS doctors”, making recommendations to support the career development of SAS doctors. It is hoped that through implementation of the shared commitments in the report the healthcare community will work to create and provide opportunities for SAS doctors

  • 6 March 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists appoints new Vice President for Policy and Communications

Feb 14
2019

Declan Flanagan, consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, has been appointed as the new Vice President for Policy and Communications at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth). Declan will officially take up the post following the RCOphth AGM in May at this year’s Annual Congress in Glasgow. In this role Declan will support the RCOphth President

  • 14 February 2019

European Society of Ophthalmology calls for UK nominations to European Leadership Development Programme 2019-2021

Feb 13
2019

The European Society of Ophthalmology, (SOE) invites UK Ophthalmologists and Residents to submit their interest to join the European Leadership Development Programme, (EuLDP), Class of 2019 – 2021. The programme aims to Identify future leaders in European ophthalmology and provide them with an informal network of peers Provide a basic leadership training programme adapted for

  • 13 February 2019