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Safety Alert: Retinal vein occlusions post COVID vaccination

May 13

The College supports the delivery of safe and good quality ophthalmic services. The RCOphth responds to changing aspects of eye care delivery by developing ophthalmic safety alerts. These alerts are designed to inform members to improve the quality and safety of services they provide and are based upon: changes to drug safety updated licencing of

  • 13 May 2021

RCOphth holds its first surgical skills week

Apr 29

This series of evening webinar workshops (1-4 June 2021) are an opportunity for trainees to learn surgical skills in small groups. Trainees will be split into breakout rooms, which will enable high quality and tailored feedback for individuals on how they can develop their surgical practice. Each workshop will run from 18.00-19.30, so there will

  • 29 April 2021

Safety Alert: Boron additives in Chloramphenicol drops; should ophthalmologists be concerned?

Apr 22

The RCOphth supports the delivery of good quality and safe ophthalmic services across the UK. It is essential that ophthalmic services are able to provide good outcomes for patients through the provision of evidence based healthcare delivery (clinical effectiveness), which minimises harm (patient safety) and which provides the patient with a positive, personal experience of

  • 22 April 2021

Consultation on proposed OST Curriculum

Apr 20

All Royal Colleges and Faculties have been requested to rewrite their specialist curriculum by the GMC to include the Generic Professional Capabilities (GPC) Framework and meet the GMC standards of curricular design. This represents a move from multiple learning outcomes, used to describe each constituent part of a capability, to overarching learning outcomes that describe the

  • 20 April 2021

Temporary curriculum derogations due to COVID19

Apr 14

Many trainees have lost training time because of redeployments outside of Ophthalmology throughout the pandemic. Even when present in speciality training, opportunities have been reduced due to the limitations imposed by the need for social distancing, reduced outpatient clinic numbers and limited operating theatre lists. The GMC have agreed changes to curriculum requirements at ARCP

  • 14 April 2021