News & Views

Read the latest RCOphth news updates and guidance here.


RCOphth Strategic Plan 2020 – 2022

The new RCOphth Strategic Plan 2020-2022 directs and prioritises key policy and campaign activities over the next three years. The way NHS care is provided and the treatments available to improve patients’ lives have changed almost beyond recognition since our charter first set out our obligations as a medical royal college in 1988.


Member statement on annual allowance pension tax changes

For ‘reasons of urgent operational necessity’, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has released a statement confirming commitments for payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax will be honoured when clinicians retire.


RCOphth elects a new President

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Bernie Chang has been voted in as the next president. Mike Burdon will officially hand over the office of president at the AGM at Congress in May 2020.

Eye to Eye Podcast

The impact of EyeSi virtual reality training on cataract surgery complication rates and who is eligible for a free sight test

We spoke with Mr. John Ferris about his paper, 'The impact of EyeSi virtual reality training on complications rates of cataract surgery performed by first and second year trainees'. We then spoke with Miss. Preeti Sanghera, an Optometrist working at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She summarised which patients are eligible for free sight tests.