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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses the AAO’s call for standardisation of digital imaging

Apr 10
2021

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has issued a statement, ‘American Academy of Ophthalmology Leads Call for Ophthalmic Equipment Manufacturers to Standardise Digital Imaging’. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists agrees with the recommendations that manufacturers must implement the existing international standard for communication and management of medical images and related data (DICOM). Currently, DICOM compliance

  • 10 April 2021

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the agreement on the new SAS contracts

Mar 30
2021

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the contract reforms approval and introduction of the new ‘specialist grade’.  Specialty and Associated Specialists doctors account for 30% of the ophthalmic workforce and are exceptionally important in the development and delivery of care in the Hospital Eye Service. The new contract will provide an opportunity for career progression

  • 30 March 2021

The RCOphth launches Cataract Services Workforce Guidance

Mar 30
2021

Working with primary and secondary partners and patients, the guidance includes a workforce calculator tool to support workforce planning to meet demand Cataract surgery is the UK’s most common elective operation. Approximately half a million operations are performed each year and demand is set to increase 25% over the next decade, as the population ages. Cataract

  • 30 March 2021

The RCOphth seeks a Lay Advisory Group (LAG) member

Mar 26
2021

The RCOphth seeks a Lay Advisory Group (LAG) member in supporting the RCOphth in the advancement of the science and practice of ophthalmology and representing lay opinion to the College. It is an interesting time to be involved in ophthalmology, there are many new initiatives and the pace of change is quickening. The RCOphth seeks additional members

  • 26 March 2021

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists appoints a new Clinical lead for the National Cataract Audit Database (NOD)

Mar 18
2021

The National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit has become established over the past decade and is now widely accepted as a valuable quality assurance and improvement tool with over 100 centres contributing cataract surgery data, and most UK ophthalmologists enjoying its benefits as ‘business as usual’. John Buchan, Consultant Ophthalmologist based in Leeds, with an academic

  • 18 March 2021