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Working for the wider benefit: Letter in support of doctors undertaking national work for the benefit of health services

Jul 21
2017

The four UK CMOs, the GMC Chair and the Medical Director of the NHSE have signed a letter to employers urging them to support doctors applying for absence to undertake national work for the benefit of health services. This was prompted by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the RCOphth’s own Lay Advisory Group.

  • 21 July 2017

Ophthalmologists in Training (OTG) Annual Symposium

Jul 19
2017

On Friday 24th  November 2017 the Ophthalmologists in Training Group (OTG) will be hosting their eighth Annual Symposium at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 18 Stephenson Way. London NW1 2HD. The Annual Symposium is a relaxed, informal day meeting, with highly-regarded speakers giving talks on real-world aspects of ophthalmology to help day-to-day practice. Topics covered

  • 19 July 2017

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit extended to 31 August 2019

Jul 17
2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract extension to continue to manage the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Programme until 31 August 2019. The RCOphth will continue to deliver this vital initiative, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical

  • 17 July 2017

Become a tribunal medical member and contribute your skills in a new way

Jul 14
2017

Applications for medically-qualified members of the First-tier Tribunal will open on 3 August 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for medical professionals to use their skills and knowledge to make important decisions that will make a real difference to people’s lives. The Social Entitlement Chamber in the First-tier Tribunal is looking for approximately 200 new

  • 14 July 2017

NICE issue consultation on draft guideline on macular degeneration

Jul 13
2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has opened a consultation for their draft guideline on macular degeneration, closing 24 August 2017 at 17:00. The draft guideline provides advice on the management of people with AMD, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. It also provides guidance on tools available to diagnose and monitor AMD, and what information and support

  • 13 July 2017