The Royal College of Ophthalmologists President, Professor Bernie Chang, joined a panel of senior leaders from across the eye care sector at the launch of the Specsavers State of the UK’s Eye Health 2022 report. Professor Chang was joined by Dr Peter Hampson, Clinical Director, Association of Optometrists, Ross Campbell, Ophthalmic Director of RCO Ltd, Fiona Sandford, Chief Executive of Visionary and was chaired by Dr Michael Mosley, to discuss how to draw on industry expertise to improve patient outcomes.
On 22 September, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Dr Therese Coffey, set out the Government’s plan to improve patient experience of the NHS in England, outlining a range of measures relating to backlogs, workforce challenges, and digitisation of the NHS. RCOphth Policy Advisor David Murray summarises the key implications for NHS ophthalmology services.
The government has announced that over 50 new surgical hubs will open across England to help alleviate Covid backlogs and offer quicker patient access to vital procedures. The new hubs will focus mainly on providing high-volume low, complexity surgery, including ophthalmology.
In this episode we speak with Julian Jackson, the founder of an independent social enterprise called Vision Bridge and a patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa himself.
In this episode, we speak with David Ramsey, an Ophthalmologist from the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Beth Israel from Lahey Health, in Massachusetts, USA. We talk about his recent paper, ‘Underdiagnosis of glaucoma in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration’ and discuss whether there is a link between glaucoma and wet-AMD and why that may be.
The RCOphth seeks a Lay Advisory Group (LAG) member in supporting the RCOphth in the advancement of the science and practice of ophthalmology and representing lay opinion to the College.
The first of a series of a series of webinars about The Eye Care Digital Playbook was held on Monday 1st March. These webinars, held jointly between NHSX and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, will look at how the eye care playbook can improve patient experience and directly help clinicians support their patients.
In this episode we speak with Andy Pyott, a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Inverness. He shared with us his experience of becoming involved with international Ophthalmology and summarised his achievements in Indonesia where he has focussed most of his efforts. He also shared a collection of pearls for Ophthalmologists who want to be involved with Ophthalmology overseas.
The updated guidance on supporting information for revalidation from the GM allows increased flexibility for gathering appropriate patient feedback to make it easier for patients from a doctor’s whole scope of work to give feedback and for the doctor to meaningfully reflect on the results.
In this episode with speak with Bhavin Shah, an Optometrist from North London with a special interest in myopia management. He provides an overview of the literature regarding existing and future treatments and provides a personal insight into how he manages patients in whom progressive myopia is suspected.