Mel Hingorani is RCOphth Honorary Secretary and Joint Clinical Lead of the National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP) and is a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital. In this article, she reflects in her College capacity on what has been achieved by the programme so far and what still needs to happen.
RCOphth would like to congratulate Professor Gus Gazzard at Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust for winning the Nettleship Medal for the best-published paper.
RCOphth would like to congratulate Dr Sohaib Riyaz Rufai and his colleagues at The University of Leicester Ulverscroft Eye Unit, & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London for winning the Ulverscroft David Owen prize for the best published paper titled
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic ophthalmology, research and innovation in ophthalmology and vision sciences.
Ophthalmologists make use of micro-surgical techniques in a variety of operations on the eye. The use of EyeSi simulators to practice these techniques allows trainees to refresh and improve their surgical skills.
RCOphth would like to congratulate Amy Gerrish and her co-authors from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for winning the Ulverscroft David Owen prize for best published paper in paediatric ophthalmology research over the last three years.
The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) has now been developed into an Ophthalmic Practitioner Training (OPT), and is ready to be implemented in all units.
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 Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to announce that the National Ophthalmology Database Audit (NOD) has received further funding for 2020.
The Royal College pressed for much needed funding for ophthalmic services during a visit to the college by Health Minister Nadine Dorries to mark World Patient Safety Day.