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Eye care team win national prize at the Bayer Ophthalmology Honours for innovations in surgical pathway

Dec 19
2017

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a prestigious national award in recognition of innovations which have helped patients undergoing planned eye surgery. Specialist staff including nurses, administrative staff, clinicians and service improvement took home the Best Ophthalmology Team  Award at the Bayer Ophthalmology Honours ceremony on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at BMA House,

  • 19 December 2017

New ways to avoid wrong IOLs    

Dec 13
2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is aware that never events relating to the insertion of wrong intraocular lenses (IOLs) is an ongoing problem and that members continue to have concerns about how best to avoid such incidents, and about how to ensure there is no unhelpful blame or punitive measures which lead to financial penalties

  • 13 December 2017

Literature Searching e-learning is live

Dec 13
2017

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with librarians at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, to develop e-learning modules to support health and social care professionals to find evidence for their work and study. The modules have been developed for clinical and non-clinical staff to help build confidence

  • 13 December 2017

RCOphth Safety Announcement: BSS and Open Systems for Injectable Medicines

Dec 13
2017

Following reported errors of drug misidentification  in other specialties causing serious harm, when an injectable medication was decanted into an ‘open system’, eg a gallipot, before administration, NHS Improvement has expressed concerns to RCOphth about the widespread practice during cataract surgery of decanting BSS (balanced salt solution) from the infusion bag into a gallipot at

  • 13 December 2017

RCOphth host London Assembly launch of report into eye health and sight loss in London

Dec 08
2017

The RCOphth was delighted to offer our premises in Stephenson Way to the London Assembly (LA) to launch their Health Committee report ‘Eye Health – preventing sight loss in London’ on 5 December 2017. Along with a number of other eye sector organisations, patients and patient groups, we contributed to the final report findings.  Mike Burdon and

  • 8 December 2017