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New RCOphth Workforce Census illustrates the severe shortage of eye doctors in the UK

A new 2018 census by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) identifies gaps in recruitment of ophthalmologists and workforce planning amid a predicted 40% increase in demand over the next 20 years. Over the next two years an extra 230 consultant and 204 Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) posts are required 67% of hospital eye

RCOphth invited to address All Party Parliamentary Group

‘Upskilled non-medically qualified professionals are needed as part of an ophthalmology led service to support an increase in capacity’ Miss Melanie Corbett, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London and Executive Committee Member of the RCOphth, spoke at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health and Visual

Survey results show under resourced eye clinics put patients’ sight at risk

Press Release UK survey by the Macular Society and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists highlights concerns over eye clinic capacity Thousands of elderly people with eye disease are receiving poor or very poor NHS services according to a survey of hospital ophthalmologists. The survey, by the Macular Society and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, asked