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The impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmology Clinical Research in the UK and support via the NIHR RESTART Framework

Sep 24
2020

Prior to COVID, approximately 80% of Trusts were engaged with at least one study, with on average 15,000 patients recruited to Ophthalmology studies per year. The NIHR’s Ophthalmology Specialty Group (OSG) for the Clinical Research Network has been working closely with its regional leads across the UK to support the sites where 41% of portfolio

  • 24 September 2020

Ophthalmology e-learning – Intermediate phacoemulsification course now live

Sep 23
2020

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to add a new course to the Eye-Site e-learning programme. The new course – Eye-Site 14 – is on intermediate phacoemulsification. This session builds on the skills learned in the basic microsurgical skills course Eye-Site 01 and

  • 23 September 2020

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges advocate swift action to mitigate a disastrous second wave of COVID 19

Sep 21
2020

Following todays briefing by Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has issued the following statement: The message today from Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer and Sir Patrick Valance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, was powerful and urgent. It is

  • 21 September 2020

National Ophthalmology Database Audit Annual Report finds significantly better outcomes for cataract surgery patients

Sep 15
2020

The RCOphth has released its annual report for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit 2018-2019. Since its inception, the NOD audit has been assuring high quality cataract surgical services for patients. The annual report finds a 40% overall reduction in the posterior capsule rupture (PCR) complication rates and a continuing decline in the number of

  • 15 September 2020

RCOphth launches new consultants course

Sep 10
2020

The College is pleased to announce the programme for the 2020 New Consultants Course. As in previous years the course will be chaired by Anna Maino, RCOphth New Consultants Lead and consultant at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. The College is aware of the gap between knowledge acquired during training and the daily demands on consultants

  • 10 September 2020