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COVID-19 Vaccination and second doses – Academy statement

Jan 19

We are republishing the statement from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on the COVID-19 Vaccination and second doses. Read the full statement below: The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges firmly supports the decision of the four UK chief medical officers to prioritise the delivery of the first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and to delay the

  • 19 January 2021

Letter from clinical leaders

Jan 19

There are many weeks ahead that are likely to be among the most challenging of all our professional lives. Doctors will be faced with many professional dilemmas and some may be pushed to the limits of physical and mental endurance. Please look after your colleagues – protracted, relentless crises are often much more draining than

  • 19 January 2021

Redeployment considerations during the latest pandemic surge

Jan 07

COVID-19 has led to a national lockdown in the New Year with increased infection rates putting immense pressure on frontline services which has meant the redeployment of ophthalmic staff, including ophthalmologists in training is already taking place. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recognises that this is a necessary step to support the overall critical response

  • 7 January 2021

A message from the President at the start third national lockdown

Jan 06

Dear colleagues As we enter into 2021, there is some light of optimism and hope at the end of what has been for many a long dark tunnel. Optimism that despite the serious challenges to maintaining eye care services that a third national lockdown presents, we have the guidance and knowledge, learnt in the first

  • 6 January 2021

Extra date for the OPT Training The Trainers programme

Dec 16

The College is pleased to announce that an extra date has been added to the Spring 2021 OPT Training The Trainers programme and will be available to book shortly: OPT TTT – Friday 23 April 2021 (online, full day) Learning outcomes These courses are suitable for Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists, Optometrists and Ophthalmic Nurses who are experienced

  • 16 December 2020