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The Man Behind the Paintings: An Interview with Terry Tarrant, Ophthalmic Artist

Sep 27
2018

Anybody who has seen an original fundus or external eye painting by Terry Tarrant will marvel at the skill of this exceptionally talented medical artist. This filmed interview took place in the UCL joint library at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London in 2018 The interview reveals Terry’s humble background and how he came to take

  • 27 September 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted at landmark ruling in favour of the use of Avastin for wet AMD

Sep 21
2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcomes the High Court decision that has found in favour for the use of bevacizumab (Avastin) in the treatment of wet age related macular degeneration (wet AMD).  Wet AMD is the biggest cause of vision loss in the UK and the hospital eye service is dealing with over 40,000

  • 21 September 2018

RCOphth recruiting for new Surgical Skills Faculty Lead

Sep 13
2018

Applicants are invited for the post of Surgical skills co-ordinator at the College. This post involves running the existing College skills courses (basic and advanced) in conjunction with the numerous faculty members from around the country. Development of new courses is also part of the role and an interest in teaching and training using innovative

  • 13 September 2018

‘The Reflective Practitioner’ Joint AoMRC, COPMED, GMC and MSC Guidance launched

Sep 13
2018

This guidance has been produced jointly by the Academy, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMED), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Medical Schools Council (MSC). This guidance supersedes the interim guidance produced by the Academy and COPMED in March 2018. The guidance was developed following calls from doctors, responsible officers and appraisers, for

  • 13 September 2018

How to protect patients and NHS staff against influenza infection

Sep 13
2018

Flu immunisation remains the most effective method to help protect against influenza infection. Along with other interventions, influenza immunisation is an important tool in preventing and controlling respiratory infections in healthcare settings. Public Health England estimates that an average 8,000 people die from flu in England each year. Some years that figure reaches 14,000. That’s

  • 13 September 2018