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General Medical Council launch national training survey

Jul 22
2020

The General Medical Council has launched its national training survey. The national training survey will be open between 22 July and 12 August and will ask trainees about the quality of training posts and clinical supervision. Doctors in training and their trainers will be eligible to take part. The survey will also include questions on

  • 22 July 2020

Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on Academic Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Research

Jul 17
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic ophthalmology, research and innovation in ophthalmology and vision sciences. Since sight impairment differentially affects the most vulnerable members of society, interruption of research in ophthalmology and vision sciences is likely to exacerbate existing health inequalities and impact patient

  • 17 July 2020

Statement on updated professional standards on refractive surgery

Jul 10
2020

Remote consultations have been given additional impetus by the COVID emergency and are almost certainly one of the changes in practice that is here to stay. The advantages for the patient in terms of access are obvious, and video meeting platforms are now part of our daily lives. Video calls add emotional cues that are

  • 10 July 2020

FRCOphth Part 2 Oral and Refraction Certificate Examinations are changing

Jun 24
2020

We live in unprecedented times and the pandemic has affected the workplace and our personal lives.  Measures, such as social distancing are impacting not only the way we deliver our ophthalmology services but also the way the College operates, and the examinations that it provides. As a result, the FRCOphth Part 2 Oral examination is

  • 24 June 2020

Take advantage of returning doctors on the GMC registrar to aid capacity during COVID-19

Jun 18
2020

The NHSE/I and the Academy recognise the opportunity for doctors who have joined the GMC emergency registration (having recently relinquished registration) to provide further support to the health service.  However, with the surge not having the predicted impact on capacity, volunteer numbers are starting to drift away.  The National Medical Director, Stephen Powis, is due

  • 18 June 2020