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Eye health sector launches new SAFE approach to assist in improving the systems around the delivery of eye health and sight loss services in England

Apr 11

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC), which represents the leading clinical professions and sight loss charity organisations in the eye-care sector, has launched a new Systems and Assurance Framework for Eye-health (SAFE)1. Increasing demands on eye health services due to the ageing population and the availability of new treatments continue to create capacity

  • 11 April 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists AGM 2018

Apr 05

The 30th AGM of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will be held on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 at 10.05am at Annual Congress, hosted at the Arena & Convention Centre (AAC), Liverpool. Please note that all members are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting. Those members who are not registered for Congress but who wish to

  • 5 April 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the HEE Workforce consultation

Mar 28

Health Education England (HEE), the body responsible for overseeing training of the NHS workforce, has begun developing its first ever system-wide strategy for delivering the NHS and social care workforce for the next two decades. They published a first draft of the strategy for consultation which we and other health and care organisations responded to.

  • 28 March 2018

Seminar Review: How to get research funded and published

Mar 23

Do you have a research idea you think could open new horizons in ophthalmology? Or do you need to finally publish your paper(s) and disseminate your findings? Do you desire to understand how to progress in an academic career, how to find funding or how to set up trials in your unit? Do you wish

  • 23 March 2018

Look out for new 2018 BOSU study on sight loss and deterioration caused by delay in ophthalmic review or treatment

Mar 22

Last year, RCOphth published research from a British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU) study conducted during 2015 -16. The research found that up to 14 patients per month suffered preventable loss of vision through hospital initiated delays, with a likelihood of the true rate being between 16 and 22 cases per month. Since publication in Eye (Vol 31,

  • 22 March 2018