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Health Education England launches new ‘Genomics in Ophthalmology’ film

Jan 16
2019

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP), run by Health Education England, has launched a new resource for ophthalmologists and others involved in the delivery of ophthalmology services. Graeme Black, Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital has collaborated with HEE on the film.  He explains how the use of genomics to find

  • 16 January 2019

Information from the Department of Health & Social Care and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on the risks of a no-deal Brexit

Jan 16
2019

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) have published their response to the government consultation on the ‘Development of a Serious Shortage Protocol’ for drug supplies in the possible event of a no-deal Brexit: ‘Serious shortages of drugs would cause significant risks to patients. The Academy therefore recognises that planning for managing a serious drug

  • 16 January 2019

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) opens their 2019 round on Thursday 7 February

Jan 10
2019

The 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards Round results were announced in early January 2019. The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) have now announced that the 2019 round will open on Thursday 07 February 2019 and will close at 1700 hours on Thursday 04 April 2019. Consultants in England and Wales who wish to apply for

  • 10 January 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists introduces electronic exams

Dec 19
2018

The RCOphth (The Royal College of Ophthalmologists) examinations department will be going through a period of exciting and momentous change in 2019 as the vast majority of exams become fully electronic to adapt to and embrace advances in examination technology as well as creating a model for complete paperless examinations. Ripley Systems are the provider

  • 19 December 2018

Ophthalmic Safety Alert – Do not use nitrous oxide when there is gas in an operated eye

Dec 18
2018

Intraocular air or gas is often used as a tamponade agent at the end of vitrectomy surgery to secure the retina. The two most common indications are retinal detachment and macular hole surgery. Intraocular gas is also being used increasingly in endothelial keratoplasties (lamellar corneal grafts) initially during the primary procedure or for “rebubbling” dislocated

  • 18 December 2018