Ophthalmology is one of the first specialities in the UK to use a novel method of updating its original research priorities published in 2013 - Sight and Vision Loss Report.
SAS workforce and mentorship statement endorses the importance of the opportunities for SAS doctors to be mentored and act as mentors, at both a national and local level.
Mel Hingorani is RCOphth Honorary Secretary and Joint Clinical Lead of the National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP) and is a consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital. In this article, she reflects in her College capacity on what has been achieved by the programme so far and what still needs to happen.
These new awards are offered jointly between the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Fight for Sight. Fight for Sight’s mission is to stop sight loss by funding the highest quality medical research. The RCOphth recognises that research is the basis of high-quality evidence-based clinical care, services, and policies. They are named to honour the late Miss Zakarian who generously left Fight for Sight a legacy to help the charity support pioneering researchers.
With public satisfaction in the NHS falling amid rising waiting times and staff shortages, RCOphth President Professor Bernie Chang outlines the urgent need to increase ophthalmology workforce capacity alongside investing in recovery services.
CQC's inspection programme is changing. Rather than treating surgery as a single speciality they are moving to an approach focused much more on the surgical sub-specialities. This approach will involve continuous monitoring of key metrics supported by a more detailed review (deep dive) when concerns are raised. The CQC is looking to recruit 4-5 senior clinicians to assist CQC in a pilot of the new approach.
NICE published the Selective laser therapy recommended to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists provided a response to the NICE consultation on the new guidance and our comments and feedback were acknowledged by NICE.
The National Clinical Excellence Awards have been renamed the National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIAs). The 2022 round of the National Clinical Impact Awards will open for applications on Wednesday 27 April, with registration for a new online application system opening shortly before. Please keep checking their website for details NCIA 2022 Round
In this episode, we speak with Sohaib Rufai, an NIHR Doctoral Fellow and Academic Ophthalmology Registrar, about his work in Leicester and Great Ormond Street Hospital using handheld OCT in children with rare diseases.
RCOphth would like to congratulate Professor Gus Gazzard at Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust for winning the Nettleship Medal for the best-published paper.