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New RCOphth committee appointments

Nov 19
2020

New Education Committee Appointments Following a recent round of interviews the following members have been appointed to the RCOphth Education Committee: GPs and Other Specialities Lead: Miss Rajni Jain Mentoring and Buddying Lead: Miss Rahila Zakir Mid-Career and Senior Ophthalmologists Lead: Miss Andrena McElvanney They will work with other committee members to expand the RCOphth

  • 19 November 2020

Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists in Training

Nov 18
2020

The new guidance document ‘Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists in Training’ provides recommendations for both trainers and ophthalmologists in training to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the training programme. The insights of the first ‘Effects of COVID-19 on training’ trainee survey in late August 2020, helped to shape recommendations in

  • 18 November 2020

The Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2021 opens for applications

Nov 11
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to open the third Ulverscroft David Owen Award. Last year’s award went to Amy Gerrish and her co-authors from Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and the inaugural award went to Lola Solebo and her colleagues including the British Congenital Cataract Interest Group. The Ulverscroft Foundation gives

  • 11 November 2020

Eurovision – largest analysis of self-reported vision impairment in Europe

Oct 08
2020

Coinciding with World Sight Day today, a group of researchers from the UK from Cambridge, Belfast and Ulster have published in Acta Ophthalmologica the largest analysis of self-reported vision impairment in Europe. Named EUROVISION and funded by the European Commission, the group report today on the numbers of people who report problems with their eyesight

  • 8 October 2020

Martin McKibbin appointed Clinical Lead for the new AMD Audit

Oct 08
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has committed to a three year project to develop an AMD national audit, supported by funding from the Macular Society for the first six months. We are delighted to announce Martin McKibbin, leading AMD specialist, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds as Clinical Lead. Martin was the AMD lead for the

  • 8 October 2020