The OTG has recently appointed as its new Chair Mr Hasan Naveed, representative for Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS). Mr Naveed officially took over as OTG Chair on 25 November 2022.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Professor Ben Burton has been elected as the next President. Professor Bernard Chang will officially hand over the office of President at the AGM during Congress in May 2023.
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A recent RCOphth Cataract Surgery Complications course was the setting for the world’s first surgical skills course in a dry-lab environment where trainees watched surgical techniques being demonstrated live, in 3D
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.
While health was not the central focus amid a range of important announcements on tax and spending, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement contained a positive commitment on workforce planning. RCOphth Policy Manager Jordan Marshall analyses the implications for ophthalmology.
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.
In a recent letter to Jonathan Devereux, NHS England’s Senior Programme Lead for optical commissioning, our President Professor Bernie Chang and chair of our Paediatric Sub-Committee Susmito Biswas outlined the College’s concerns over proposed changes to the SSECS. We have also raised our concerns with MPs in Parliament.
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.
Recent evaluation of the data from the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) has shown a significant number of reports to the system related to the use of the Mydriasert ophthalmic pellet for pupil dilation.