Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Quality Improvement Manager

16 January 2019
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

For Salary: £38-45,000   Closing date: 17.00, Thursday 31 January 2019 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists ensures that the highest achievable standards of eye care are delivered for patients through excellence in the training, education and assessment of eye doctors and their continuing professional development. The College is currently seeking a Quality Improvement Manager to be responsible for providing a high-quality

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RCOphth: Annual Congress 2019 Abstract submission and registration opens on 20th November

13 November 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Abstract submission and registration   Abstract submission will open on 20 November 2018 and close on 8 January 2019. The guidance notes are available for download. Registration will open in early February 2019. Full details of the RCOpth Congress 2019 are available here

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Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Vacancy: Technology and Applications Manager

7 November 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Full time, fixed term 18 months   Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists ensures that the highest achievable standards of eye care are delivered for patients through excellence in the training, education and assessment of eye doctors and their continuing professional development. The College is currently seeking a Technology and Applications Manager to conduct a review of

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Serious eye disorders. Consultation on draft quality standard, joint submisison from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists with The College of Optometrists and Vision UK

2 October 2018

This quality standard will cover the diagnosis and management of serious eye conditions in adults including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. It will also cover preventing sight loss in adults. This quality standard will replace the existing NICE quality standard for Glaucoma in adults (QS7). The topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards in 2017.

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NICE QS Chronic Disease Joint Response With RCOphth COO And Vision UK V1.4
NICE QS Chronic Disease Joint Response With RCOphth COO And Vision UK V1.4
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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted at landmark ruling in favour of the use of Avastin for wet AMD

21 September 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcomes the High Court decision that has found in favour for the use of bevacizumab (Avastin) in the treatment of wet age related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Wet AMD is the biggest cause of vision loss in the UK and the hospital eye service is dealing with over 40,000 new diagnoses of wet AMD

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BBC News: NHS to save ‘hundreds of millions’ in landmark (Avsatin) drug ruling

21 September 2018
Source: BBC News

A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS “hundreds of millions” a year. Novartis and Bayer were trying to stop NHS doctors from prescribing a cheaper treatment for a serious eye condition. Twelve NHS bodies in the north east of England were offering patients Avastin, a cheaper alternative to the licensed drug, Lucentis. Health bosses said

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‘The Reflective Practitioner’ Joint AoMRC, COPMED, GMC and MSC Guidance launched

20 September 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

This guidance has been produced jointly by the Academy, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans (COPMED), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Medical Schools Council (MSC). This guidance supersedes the interim guidance produced by the Academy and COPMED in March 2018. The guidance was developed following calls from doctors, responsible officers and appraisers, for clearer information on what is

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RCOphth Response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening (22 August 2018)

3 September 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices web pages on childhood vision testing (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eye-tests-in-children/). These resources were developed by a multi-disciplinary group, including representatives from the

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Royal College of Ophthalmologists publish the results of the 2017 SAS Ophthalmologist Workforce Survey.

24 August 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

In 2017, the RCOphth undertook its first national survey of SAS ophthalmologists (Staff and Associate Specialist Ophthalmologists), the results of which are published here. The RCOphth wish to work actively with SAS doctors, their colleagues and external organisations to develop actions for improvement. The survey was sent to 175 SAS doctors from a representative sample of ophthalmology departments in the

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RCOphth Congress – Early Bird Closing

13 April 2018
Source: RCOphth

It is just over five weeks until the beginning of the 2018 RCOphth Annual Congress.  The Early Bird registration closes on 18 April, you will still be able to book after this date, but book early to secure the best rate. Programme update Full details of the programme can be found on the College website. The programme for the Ophthalmology

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