Applications are now open for the 2020 John Lee Primer Fellowship Award, presented in partnership with Fight for Sight. The award is open to trainee ophthalmologists who are members of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, to support the pursuit of ophthalmic and vision research.
In collaboration with the (OTG) Ophthalmologists in Training Group, the College is launching its first podcast series called Eye to Eye. The 30-minute podcasts will be hosted by OTG member Sunil Mamtora and will feature three episodes as part of a pilot series, released bi-monthly.
Since taking over as the Surgical Skills Faculty Lead in January, John Ferris, new Skills Faculty Lead and Fiona Spencer, Chair Training, have undertaken a pilot consultation process about the format of the Microsurgical Skills Course (MSS) with both trainers and trainees.
The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) set out standards for a systematic patient-centred approach to multi-disciplinary education and training, ensuring standardised and recognised competences across ophthalmic secondary care locations in the UK.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the professional development and training of all staff involved with the ophthalmologist led team in delivering high quality care to patients.
Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Since 2012, recruitment to the ophthalmology training programme has been undertaken on a national level and run by the Severn Deanery on behalf of the College. This year ST3 recruitment was paused to reassess the process.
With hospital eye services under increasing pressure, the College has started to look outside of the hospital clinical setting to deliver our examinations.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recognises in its response that credentialing has the potential to ensure standard levels of practice in unregulated areas currently outside of training programmes.
Health Education England and NHS Improvement have published their report, 'Maximising the Potential: essential measures to support SAS doctors', making recommendations to support the career development of SAS doctors.