RSBC: Vacancy: Digital Marketing Lead

7 February 2019
Source: RSBC

You’ll be the digital marketing lead for RSBC, supporting the organisation to devise and deliver audience-focused digital marketing campaigns and activity which deliver against strategic objectives and KPIs. This new role will be a key member of the communications team, responsible for developing and implementing digital marketing plans across different channels and website landing pages. They will lead digital marketing

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

7 February 2019
Source: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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 units are using

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Clew App Revolutionary indoor navigation for iOS, your input needed

7 February 2019
Source: Clew

Clew is a path retracing app designed for blind and visually impaired users to help them independently return to any desired locations. Using Apple’s new ARKit built for iOS 11 devices, Clew records a path and guides the user back to their starting location with a choice of voice directions, sound effects, and haptic feedback. You can Download the Clew

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Vicky McDermott stands down as GOC Chief Executive and Registrar

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7 February 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that its Chief Executive and Registrar, Vicky McDermott, has stood down to spend more time with her family following the birth of her daughter. Vicky said, “I have enjoyed my time at the GOC and I am confident that there are great things to come for the organisation. I am looking forward

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Joint Venture between the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists for RCOphth professional examinations

6 February 2019

  In a joint venture, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) are collaborating to host and deliver the RCOphth Refraction Certificate examination. This is one of four examinations that a trainee ophthalmologist takes in order to achieve the FRCOphth. From 2020 ABDO’s National Resource Centre (NRC) in Birmingham will become the permanent

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RNIB and Guide Dogs: Charities collaborate to empower guide dog owners to tackle access refusals

6 February 2019
Source: Gudie Dogs and RNIB

  RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and Guide Dogs have launched a toolkit to help guide dog owners challenge access refusals. The new jointly-produced pack contains details of a guide dog owner’s rights, a step-by-step guide to making a complaint, plus other useful resources. Not allowing access to a person with their guide dog is against the Equality

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GOC suspends Yorkshire based dispensing optician

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1 February 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Dilesh Gohil, a dispensing optician based in Yorkshire, from its register for nine months. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by his criminal conviction for sexual assault and by misconduct relating to his failure to declare this

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The College of Optometrists’ award-winning patient website gets a makeover

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1 February 2019
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has refreshed its eye care website, which provides information and advice to the general public and enables a better understanding of the role of optometrists in maintaining the nation’s eye health. The new Look After Your Eyes now features: an improved ‘find a local optometrist’ search function, helping patients locate College Members and Fellows in their

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RNIB Policy Statement on NHS England Long Term Plan

31 January 2019
Source: RNIB

The NHS England Long Term Plan was published on 9 January 2019, and sets out their high-level priorities for using the additional funding announced by the Westminster Government in June 2018. RNIB responded to the consultation, and provided detailed proposals to improve NHS services, but unfortunately the final document says very little that’s specific to eye health, people at risk

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