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Seminar Review: Ultrasound Course

Apr 26
2017

The Ultrasound Course was a one day seminar run at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists by Mr Hatem Atta and Mr Tarek Kashab. The initial morning lectures covered basic topics including principals of ocular ultrasound, orientation and labelling of B-scans, and examination of eyes with media opacities. The late morning lectures were more advanced covering

  • 26 April 2017

Interested in mentoring an overseas ophthalmologist?

Apr 20
2017

The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium, funded by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is currently supporting the sub-specialty training of many ophthalmologists from low and middle-income countries. Many of these individuals are from African countries who are spending a year in a major Indian training centre. The programme is coordinated by the International Centre for

  • 20 April 2017

Local Tariff Variation and Ophthalmology Commissioning

Apr 20
2017

Recent changes in tariffs for out-patients in England favour payment for new patient over review appointments. These changes in the National Tariff Payment System for 2017/19 are final and are legally binding. However, using the freedom allowed in the National Tariff Payment System to use local tariff variation, CCGs and providers can modify the structure

  • 20 April 2017

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers – Ruskell Medal and Masters Medal 2017

Apr 19
2017

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ Ruskell and Masters medals are now open for application for 2017, The Ruskell Medal will be awarded to the first named author of the best paper in ophthalmology or visual science for studies undertaken within the UK and published between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017. The Masters Medal will

  • 19 April 2017

BMA Humanitarian Fund 2017 now open for application

Apr 19
2017

Doctors seeking financial support to make a difference to health in low-income countries can now apply to the BMA humanitarian fund. Applications to the 2017 fund, which supports doctors looking to help those in need abroad with travel and accommodation costs, are now under way. The fund is open to NHS employees involved in projects

  • 19 April 2017