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Carrie MacEwen appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Carrie MacEwen appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Congratulations to Professor Caroline MacEwen DBE MD FRCOphth FRCS, who has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Ophthalmology and Healthcare Leadership during the Covid-19 Response. Professor MacEwen is a former President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and former Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal

  • 15 June 2021

We are recruiting a Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) Ophthalmologists Group Chair

Jun 10

The Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) Ophthalmologists Group (SAS Group) is an integral to the work of the College supporting members in Staff Grade, Associate Specialist, Specialty Doctor (SAS) and other non-consultant non-training grades. It has a voice on all major College Committees to represent SAS ophthalmologists’ opinions to the College. About the role Lead

  • 10 June 2021

Updated virtual clinic guidance for diabetic eye screening patients

Jun 09

Both the College and the English NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) have received reports that a small number of Hospital Eye Services (HESs) have been rejecting new referrals or discharging patients referred by the DESP based only on a triage of the original screening photos and/or a telephone consultation. Making a decision on whether

  • 9 June 2021

The National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation (NECRT) Programme: A message from President Bernie Chang

Jun 04

Our efforts to raise the profile of ophthalmology have begun to bear fruit. The 2021/22 Priorities and Operational Planning Guidance published in March by NHS England and NHS Improvement has for the first time prioritised eyecare services along with cardiac and musculoskeletal services. Ophthalmology clinicians involved in the programmes This work is being driven through

  • 4 June 2021

NHS England Eye Care Planning and Implementation Guidance 2021-22

Jun 02

NHS England (NHSE) has published Eyecare Planning & Implementation guidance for this financial year (2021-2022). The guidance is for NHS Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) moving to Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), and NHS Trusts (hospital eye services). Read the Eye Care Planning Implementation Guidance 2021-22 Summary Annexe This new guidance is an annexe to NHS

  • 2 June 2021