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Ophthalmic Safety Alert – intracameral cefuroxime

May 01
2018

There are a range of cefuroxime preparations currently in use for the prevention of endophthalmitis in intraocular surgery. There are two licensed versions, Aprokam (Thea Pharmaceuticals) and  Ximaract (from Bausch & Lomb), both available as a  50mg powder and diluent solution for injection.  Also used are unlicensed prefilled syringes, of which some are compliant with

  • 1 May 2018

Election of regional representative to RCOphth Council

Apr 19
2018

Following a ballot, Mr Sajjad Mahmood  has been duly elected as the new regional representative for the North West region.  He will take up his post following the AGM in May and we look forward to welcoming him to Council. Mrs Amy Stone will continue as the North West representative until the AGM and we

  • 19 April 2018

Changes to Local Clinical Excellence Awards

Apr 18
2018

NHS Employers and the BMA have agreed changes to the Local Clinical Excellence Awards (LCEAs) Scheme. The changes, which are endorsed by the Department of Health and Social Care, state that: trusts must run LCEA rounds from 1 April 2018 from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021, the minimum investment ratio for new LCEA will

  • 18 April 2018

WCSM: Submissions invited for the 2018 Ruskell Medal and Master’s Medal.

Apr 18
2018

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers is now inviting submissions for these two esteemed competitions, which each year attract significant interest from UK research students and departments. The winner of each medal will receive a prize of £750 and will also be invited to the Company’s Court Luncheon at Apothecaries’ Hall on Wednesday 3rd October

  • 18 April 2018

Ophthalmic Safety Alert – detachment of cannulas during ophthalmic surgery

Apr 17
2018

The NHS Improvement national patient safety team have informed the College of the continued trend of incidents involving issues with detachment of cannulas during ophthalmic surgery (cannula-associated ocular injury, COI). The cannula is usually attached to either a saline or a viscoelastic syringe. The combination of a small lumen and plunger pressure can result in

  • 17 April 2018