Macular Society welcomes GMC decision to strike off high profile eye surgeon

20 September 2019
Source: The Macular Society

Leading eye charity the Macular Society has welcomed a decision to strike off high profile Harley Street ophthalmologist Bobby Qureshi for lying to patients about being able to restore their sight. Following a hearing by the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service which ended this week, Mr Qureshi was banned by the General Medical Council (GMC) from practising as a doctor for

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2017 – 2018 Prospective Annual Report of the NOD Audit Published

20 September 2019
Source: NOD/Royal College of Ophthalmologists

2017 – 2018 Prospective Annual Report of the NOD Audit Published Successfully completing another year of data collection from across 70% of eligible NHS trusts in England and Wales, the third prospective NOD Audit report on cataract surgery during 2017 – 2018 is published today, 12 September 2019. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed elective surgical procedure in the

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Vacancy: Vision UK and RSM: Forward View Conference Volunteers, 9 October 2019

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20 September 2019
Source: Vision UK

Conference: Forward View: vision and eye health conference Date: 9 October 2019 Hours: 08:00 – 17:30 Location: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE (5 minutes walk from Bond Street station and 7 minutes walk from Oxford Circus station) Closing date: 30 September 2019, 17:00 Note: This role does not require a criminal record check. Are you

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GOC pilot of new triage process welcomed

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19 September 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) welcomes the latest announcement from the General Optical Council (GOC) launching a four-month pilot of an enhanced triage process. The new process will enable them to close cases earlier, where there is no risk to the public. AOP Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman, said: “It is reassuring to see that the GOC is taking a more

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Barry Duncan, Deputy Chief Executive of ABDO, has resigned with immediate effect.

18 September 2019
Source: ABDO

Barry has been on the staff of ABDO since 2011 and is a former President of the Association. Commenting on Barry’s resignation, ABDO General Secretary, Sir Anthony Garrett, said: “Barry has played a major part in the development of the Association in recent years – particularly the reorganisation of our structure into Regions with Regional Leads – and developing a

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Public consultation on a proposed move of Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road (London) services has now closed

18 September 2019
Source: The Oriel team

The formal public consultation into the proposal to move Moorfields Eye Hospital’s City Road, London, services to a new centre bringing together excellent eye care, ground-breaking research and world-leading education in ophthalmology, has now closed. The consultation, led by NHS Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on behalf of all CCGs, together with NHS England Specialised Commissioning, ran from 24 May

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I News: Disabled shoppers have money to spend – businesses are ‘losing out on millions’ by failing to cater for them

17 September 2019
Source: I News

Lack of accessibility and poor customer service are driving disabled shoppers – and their wallets – away British retailers are making a “huge mistake” by failing to take the needs of disabled shoppers into account and could be missing out on “millions of pounds in revenue”, disability charity Purple has said. Nearly two thirds (60 per cent) of disabled shoppers

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Retina UK publishes unique insight into the experiences of people with inherited retinal conditions

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13 September 2019
Source: Retina UK

Evidence of the real-life experiences, challenges and expectations of almost 1,000 people affected by inherited sight loss conditions have been published by national sight loss charity Retina UK. The charity presented some of the key findings from its 2019 Sight Loss Survey when it was invited to represent its community during the recent NICE consultation for the gene therapy Voretigene

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Optometry Today and AOP launch Optometry student guide

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13 September 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

Insight and advice for students beginning their optometry journey Optometry Today (OT) and the Association of Optometrists (AOP) will be launching a new Optometry student guide outlining the steps from university to qualification, at freshers’ fairs this September. Bringing together helpful advice, resources, career options and tips to practise confidently, the guide is produced to help students make the most

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Fight for Sight and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists invite applications for John Lee Primer Fellowships for research into sight loss

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13 September 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

In partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Fight for Sight is now inviting applications for its John Lee Primer Fellowships, offering up to £60,000 to support early career ophthalmologists to undertake ground-breaking vision research. The scheme is designed to enable successful applicants to go on to complete a PhD and will provide them with experience and exposure to a

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