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News & Views

Read the latest RCOphth news updates and guidance here.


RCOphth responds to parliamentary inquiry into backlogs and waiting times

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry on ‘Managing NHS backlogs & waiting times’, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has stressed the need for consistent national coordination and resourcing of proven eye care innovations alongside an upskilling of the workforce and implementation of integrated pathways, if long backlogs and waiting times for both diagnostic and surgical appointments are to be reduced.


A tribute to Roger Buckley, by Professor David Gartry

Roger Buckley was a truly eminent and highly respected ophthalmologist, and I am most grateful to Lesley and the family for asking me to take part in the celebration of a life well-lived - and more specifically to pay tribute to the many contributions he made in his professional life. 


Voting open for the next President of the RCOphth

Vote for your next RCOphth President. The role of President is to lead the work of the College, to speak up for both the profession and the patient to maintain standards and ensure that the challenges facing ophthalmology are highlighted with key policy decision makers and to provide solutions to meet those challenges.


RCOphth President joins a panel of experts to discuss the findings from the Specsavers State of the UK’s Eye Health 2022 report

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.

GMC workforce report illustrates capacity challenge facing ophthalmology and growing role of SAS doctors

The General Medical Council has (GMC) published ‘The state of medical education and practice in the UK: the workforce report 2022.’ This highlights statistical trends and challenges facing the medical workforce, including specific data on the ophthalmology workforce. RCOphth Policy Manager Jordan Marshall and Policy Advisor David Murray summarise the key findings and what they mean for ophthalmology.


RCOphth Launches INSPIRE the new online learning platform

The College is delighted to announce that INSPIRE, its new lifelong learning platform, is now live. This an exciting project for the College, which provides a new vision for lifelong learning and development for all eye care professionals in a dynamic educational environment. With 26 Programmes across the areas of Clinical Knowledge, Professional Development and Personal Development, INSPIRE truly has something for everyone.