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Correct IOL implantation in cataract surgery – quality standard

Mar 22
2018

The insertion of wrong intraocular lenses (IOLs) in cataract surgery is the commonest cause of surgical never events in recent years. The College has been working with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSI) to try to improve the situation, providing amendments to the new Never Event List and Frameworks and supporting the Healthcare Safety Investigation

  • 22 March 2018

Membership and Fellowship by Election

Mar 22
2018

Membership and Fellowship by Election is currently restricted to UK consultants and SAS doctors who work in the NHS. The RCOphth is opening up this membership route to a broader group of ophthalmologists to be more representative of the diverse ophthalmic workforce. The current proposal is to extend Membership and Fellowship by Election to the

  • 22 March 2018

GMC annual national training survey asks doctors about burnout

Mar 21
2018

As part of this year’s national training surveys (NTS) the GMC asks a series of questions around well-being and the impact tiredness and workload have on both doctors in training and those training them. It is the first time burnout has been addressed by specific questions in the NTS, which seeks the views of around

  • 21 March 2018

The WCSM Education Trust

Mar 20
2018

The WCSM Education Trust, a charitable organisation founded by The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, has announced a new travel award for ophthalmologists in training who will present their work at a national or international conference in 2018. The Trustees hope that the awards will encourage ophthalmologists who are developing their research whilst training and

  • 20 March 2018

RCOphth recruiting for Curriulcum Subcommittee members to deliver new OST Curriculum

Mar 20
2018

The College is committed to delivering a new Curriculum for Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) by 2020 as part of the GMC reform agenda. This represents an opportunity to produce a curriculum that can be delivered in the current NHS climate whilst continuing to drive excellence. We are seeking three new members to join the current Curriculum Sub-committee, to be involved

  • 20 March 2018