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Ophthalmology research infrastructure in NHS hospitals

A research study that takes place at a NHS hospital requires a clinician (this may be an ophthalmologist, an optometrist or a specialist nurse) to take responsibility for the study at that site. This clinician is known as the Principal Investigator (PI). The clinician who takes full responsibility for the study itself (which may be

The NIHR Ophthalmology Specialty Group

England is divided into 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LRNs or LCRNs), each of which is led by a Regional Ophthalmology Specialty Group Lead (OSGs). Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales also are represented on the Specialty Group. These 18 consultant ophthalmologists have a passion for bringing clinical research opportunities to patients, with an in-depth understanding of how

The NIHR Ophthalmology Clinical Research Network

Research in the UK is the front line of innovation and maintaining quality of care for patients and benefits society as a whole. The UK  Ophthalmology Clinical Research Network aims to bring together patients, clinicians, healthcare professionals and the wider eye care sector both nationally and internationally, providing information and guidance on the incredible work undertaken in

Committees and Groups

The following committees, sub-committees and groups are responsible for the development and maintenance of policies and standards in ophthalmology. Much of this work is carried out by the standing committees who report to Council.  The RCOphth 2020 Diary Dates provides dates of committee and group meetings and examinations taking place. Education (standing committee) Awards and