The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have, through a guideline development group (GDG) chaired by Mr Patrick Watts, produced a clinical guideline on Abusive Head Trauma and the Eye. A draft version of this guideline has now been released for consultation and the College would welcome any comments or observations on the content, format or recommendations.
NHS England has published a Long Term Workforce Plan which sets out actions over the next 15 years aimed at tackling the NHS workforce crisis in England. RCOphth Policy Manager Jordan Marshall assesses the implications for ophthalmology and the unanswered questions.
In November 2022, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Paediatric Sub-committee held a series of focus groups to explore the challenges facing paediatric eye care and identify possible solutions to secure the future of the workforce. Following the conclusion of these focus groups, the RCOphth has produced ‘Improving the visibility of paediatric ophthalmology: A workforce report‘ detailing key findings
The 2024 Congress will take place at the ICC, Belfast from 20 – 23 May 2024 and will be fully in person, with talks available on demand after the meeting. The College are looking for suggestions for parallel sessions. These can be 60 or 90 minutes and can cover any aspect of ophthalmology. We are particularly looking for sessions that cover the latest research, innovations or treatments and have something new to say. Topics can cover any aspect of ophthalmology, whether a broad overview of a subspecialty or a narrower focus on a particular disease.
The recordings of the 2023 Annual Congress are now available to book here: https://rcophthcongress.com/rcophth/37/register. The on demand talks will be available until 25 September 2023.
GMC’s annual report into workplace experiences has identified worrying trends around higher workloads, stress related absence and risk of burnout. What are the key findings, what solutions are proposed and how does this tally with what is happening in ophthalmology?
We are delighted to announce that Evie Mensah, Sindhu Arjunan, Roxanne Annoh have been appointed as the new RCOphth Leads for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) and Belonging Committee.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to share the news that Professor Giuliana Silvestri, has been honoured with a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the first of the King's Birthday Honours list 2023.
To support the launch of our new digital reporting system and the expansion of the surveillance system to include trainees for the first time the BOSU is offering a research bursary of £6000 to support an ophthalmologist in training to undertake an epidemiological study of a rare eye condition through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit.
Following representations by RCOphth and other organisations, the government has taken the welcome step of confirming that sight testing will be expanded to all special schools from 2024/25.