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Joint Venture between the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists for RCOphth professional examinations

Feb 04
2019

In a joint venture, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) are collaborating to host and deliver the RCOphth Refraction Certificate examination. This is one of four examinations that a trainee ophthalmologist takes in order to achieve the FRCOphth. From 2020 ABDO’s National Resource Centre (NRC) in Birmingham will

  • 4 February 2019

New RCOphth Workforce Census illustrates the severe shortage of eye doctors in the UK

Jan 31
2019

A new 2018 census by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) identifies gaps in recruitment of ophthalmologists and workforce planning amid a predicted 40% increase in demand over the next 20 years. Over the next two years an extra 230 consultant and 204 Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) posts are required 67% of hospital eye

  • 31 January 2019

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publishes report looking at the predicted impact of Artificial Intelligence

Jan 28
2019

As Matt Hancock continues to promote his digital vision for the NHS as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published its Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare report looking at the likely impact of AI on the UK healthcare system. The report welcomes the flood of new

  • 28 January 2019

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