The highest honour that The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) can bestow is that of Honorary Fellow. It is awarded in recognition of a lifelong contribution to ophthalmology. Three new Honorary Fellows were commended at the recent RCOphth Annual Admission Ceremony, Professor Roger Buckley, Dr Santosh Honavar and Professor Sir Peng Khaw.
Each year we invite those working in eye health research to present their findings and methods to our Congress audience. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to a significant audience. Abstract submission for Congress 2022 will open on 4 October 2021 and the deadline is 10 December 2021.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) invites all ophthalmologists, clinicians and allied health professionals involved in eye care to take part in our consultation on the retinal vein occlusion guidelines update. The updated retinal vein occlusion guideline incorporates the impact of new imaging modalities and findings on the management of retinal vein occlusion.
Members of the College are invited to submit nominations for Honorary Fellowships for 2022. The award of Honorary Fellow is the highest accolade that the College can bestow. It recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the field of ophthalmology.
As Chair, you will provide leadership of the Clinical Leads Forum supporting ophthalmic clinical leads in their roles. This is a great role for someone who wants to make an impact on eye care services and support fellow leads in delivering the best services possible.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is due to submit a proposal to the GMC with a start date for the new Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) curriculum of August 2024. This will allow time to ensure the new e-Portfolio is fully functional before the launch.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has today joined with other representatives of the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA) in a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to take bold action to ‘level up health’ in the next phase of pandemic recovery.
As 240 new Fellows were welcomed to The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) today, President Bernie Chang paid tribute to their resilience in pursuing their training whilst also stepping up to care for patients and support NHS colleagues during the pandemic.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has welcomed the announcement that the NHS in England will receive an extra £5.4 billion over the next six months to support its response to COVID-19 and help tackle waiting lists. This includes £1.5 billion to manage the elective surgery backlog (including £500 million capital funding), with delays to cataract surgery identified by government as a particular concern.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has responded to a Health Education England (HEE) call for evidence to make the case for investment in the ophthalmology workforce to meet rapidly rising patient demand.