News & Views

Read the latest RCOphth news updates and guidance here.


RCOphth evidence to COVID inquiry calls for better planning, coordination and consultation in future public health emergencies

We have provided evidence to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), which is responding to the UK COVID-19 Inquiry on behalf of all members. RCOphth Policy Advisor David Murray summarises the key points from our response, which recommends four actions to ensure UK ophthalmology services are resilient and able to deliver sufficient patient care and training opportunities during and after the acute stage of a future pandemic.


RCOphth elects a new President!

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Professor Ben Burton has been elected as the next President. Professor Bernard Chang will officially hand over the office of President at the AGM during Congress in May 2023.


We are recruiting for a new Vice President

The Vice President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is a pivotal role with a wide portfolio of responsibilities. As Vice President, you will work closely with the President to advocate for the RCOphth as a membership body, fulfilling its purpose in supporting the needs of members to make a sustainable difference to the profession and patient care.