News & Views

Read the latest RCOphth news updates and guidance here.


Are you the next Chair of the RCOphth Training committee?

The Chair of Training is an important role for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists with a wide portfolio of responsibilities. As Chair, you will work closely with the Training Committee to promote high standards of training in ophthalmology. You will be expected to develop robust relationships both internally with College Officers and staff, as well as externally with legislative bodies within the health care system. This role is varied with an emphasis on standards of training and strategic priorities.


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.


Membership of the National Cataract Audit Advisory Group – Open Call

We are seeking applications for ophthalmologist representatives from the RCOphth membership. As an Advisory Group member, you will support the Clinical Lead and Project manager in developing the national cataract audit. The National Ophthalmology Database Audit (NOD) is internationally renowned as an exemplar of high quality audit that produces results in positive outcomes for patients and the profession. The NOD Cataract audit aims to prospectively collect, collate and analyse a standardised, nationally agreed dataset from all centres providing cataract surgery in the United Kingdom.


RCOphth Strategic Plan 2020 – 2022

The new RCOphth Strategic Plan 2020-2022 directs and prioritises key policy and campaign activities over the next three years. The way NHS care is provided and the treatments available to improve patients’ lives have changed almost beyond recognition since our charter first set out our obligations as a medical royal college in 1988.