As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recognises the need to support a return to normal training and limit any further disruption.
The National Insitute of Health Research (NIHR) has set out a framework to guide the restarting of NIHR research activities which have been paused due to COVID-19.
Ophthalmologists make use of micro-surgical techniques in a variety of operations on the eye. The use of EyeSi simulators to practice these techniques allows trainees to refresh and improve their surgical skills.
Health Education England (HEE) has expressed concern about the service pressures that trainees and in particular, young clinical academics may find themselves in during the Covid 19 emergency. HEE recognises that the available levels of supervision and support in the clinical service may not meet previously expected levels.
In the latest episode of Eye to Eye, the podcast from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Miss Fiona Spencer, Chair of the Training Committee spoke about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologists in training.
The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) has now been developed into an Ophthalmic Practitioner Training (OPT), and is ready to be implemented in all units.
The RCOphth has launched a new special episode of its Eye to Eye podcast ahead of the upcoming 2020 intake National Recruitment interviews in Bristol. This special episode features an interview with RCOphth National Recruitment Sub-committee Chair, Sarah Maling, who shares some top tips for those preparing for their interviews.
The RCOphth’s first podcast is relaunching on 6 January 2020 with a year of monthly podcast episodes. This new series follows the successful pilot series in 2019, created in collaboration with the College’s Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG).
Applications are now open for the National Medical Directors Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2020/21.
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.