News & Views

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News

RCOphth welcomes extra NHS funding which will help address eye care backlogs

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has welcomed the announcement that the NHS in England will receive an extra £5.4 billion over the next six months to support its response to COVID-19 and help tackle waiting lists. This includes £1.5 billion to manage the elective surgery backlog (including £500 million capital funding), with delays to cataract surgery identified by government as a particular concern.

News

‘Top tips’ for new consultants

Are you an experienced consultant? What do you now wish you had known when you first qualified? We’d like to hear your ‘Top tips’. We’re asking experienced consultants to share one piece of advice with new consultants as we open bookings for our training course for new consultants.

Eye to Eye Podcast

How to write a text book

In this episode we speak with Venki Sundaram, a Consultant Ophthalmologist working at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital. We talk about the journey he took in creating and curating the well known textbook 'Training in Ophthalmology' as well as tips and suggestions for those who might want to write their own book in the future.

Blog

Bullying and harassment

The RCOphth believes that everyone should be treated with respect, supported and encouraged to do their best. NHS staff, at all levels, should work in an environment and culture of learning and improving to maintain high standards of patient care.

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Statement

2022 Nettleship Medal

The Nettleship Medal is a prestigious award established on Mr Edward Nettleship’s retirement from practice in 1901. A fund was inaugurated by his friends and pupils with the object of founding an Edward Nettleship Prize for the encouragement of scientific ophthalmic work.