News & Views

Read the latest RCOphth news updates and guidance here.


Clinical Audit Awareness Week

This week (19 – 23 June) is Clinical Audit Awareness Week, a national annual campaign that promotes and celebrates the impact of clinical audits in healthcare. RCOphth runs the world renowned National Ophthalmology Database Audit and is recognised by clinicians, NICE, GIRFT and industry as an important safety and research tool that is used to audit the treatment of cataracts and recently has added the potentially blinding disease of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to its work.


RCOphth and Ulverscroft Foundation announce winner of the 2023 Ulverscroft David Owen Prize

RCOphth would like to congratulate Dr Ian MacCormick, clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and his senior author Simon Harding from the University of Liverpool, for winning the Ulverscroft David Owen prize for the best-published paper titled: “How does blood-retinal barrier breakdown relate to death and disability in pediatric cerebral malaria?”


Eye Journal Global Eye Health Special Issue – Call for papers

The journal Eye will host a global theme in its 2023 issue, "Global Eye Health". We invite all investigators to submit their best population-based research addressing the causes of vision impairment and blindness. Subjects may range from prevention, diagnosis, genetic epidemiology and screening for eye disease to intervention strategies covering treatment an economic analyses.


Clinical Alert

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV has issued a clinical alert addressing syphilis. The President of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV has contacted the RCOphth and asked us to share this information with our members