RCOphth President Election 2020: The RCOphth elect a new president

6 December 2019
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Bernie Chang has been voted in as the next president. Mike Burdon will officially hand over the office of president at the AGM at Congress in May 2020. The RCOphth Council, Trustees and staff extend their congratulations to Bernie and look forward to working with him over the three years

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RCOphth: General Election 2019: How to influence your prospective parliamentary candidate

5 December 2019
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

As part of RCOphth general election campaigning, RCOphth has launched a short guide for members on influencing your prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs). The guide calls for our members to build on the impact made by the RCOphth General Election 2019 Manifesto, in which we called for the next government to: • Address fundamental problems with the workforce • Adopt a

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RCOphth: Workforce revitalisation, smart data and new ways of working: Our vision for the new government

22 November 2019
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The next government must put the workforce at the heart of its vision for healthcare if it is to create a sustainable eyecare service that meets the needs of patients and staff, says The Royal College of Ophthalmology (RCOphth) in its general election manifesto, published today. RCOphth calls on the next government to ensure that the ophthalmology workforce needs to

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RCOphth responds to the General Medical Council’s new report on doctor wellbeing

21 November 2019
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Commenting on the new wellbeing report released by the General Medical Council (GMC), RCOphth President Mike Burdon said: “The report by the General Medical Council is yet another source highlighting the lack of investment in the NHS workforce, documenting increasing pressures on recruitment and mental health that are impacting performance. “As one of the largest employers in the world, the

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Updated ECLO Quality Framework and Practice Guidelines are now available

30 October 2019
Source: RNIB

The revised Framework replaces the first turquoise booklet that was first published in by the RNIB in 2014. This document sets out what a good ECLO service should look like, regardless of location or employing organisation. Essentially the core role of the ECLO is unchanged from the original Framework back in 2014, but the RNIB have updated it in the

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Royal College of Ophthalmologists looking for new members for its Lay Advisory Group

3 July 2019
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The RCOphth was set up by Royal Charter to advance the science and practice of ophthalmology. It is the professional body for eye doctors, with a membership of 4,000 and is responsible for the training and examination of medical doctors who want to become specialist eye doctors. The RCOphth Lay Advisory Group (LAG) contributes to the safety and efficiency of

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BMJ: President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Mike Burdon responds to David Oliver: Are we seeing value based rationing clearly?

26 April 2019
Source: BMJ Open

‘Health spending decisions are difficult, but the CCGs’ stance on cataract surgery is clearly wrong.’ Mike Burdon president of the RCOphth wrote to the BMJ Latest following their coverage of cataract rationing. You can read his response here: https://whttps://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1734/rr-0

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Consultant ophthalmologist Sobha Sivaprasad wins 2019 Nettleship Medal for study highlighting superior alternative to established diabetic retinopathy treatment

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5 April 2019
Source: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is pleased to announce Sobha Sivaprasad, Consultant Opthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Editor of RCOphth’s scientific journal, Eye, as the winner of the 2019 Nettleship Medal after a decade long hiatus for the award. Mr Edward Nettleship was a renowned ophthalmologist known for his work with hereditary eye diseases. In 1901 a fund was

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Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are vital to supporting patients with sight loss

14 March 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists considers ECLOs as integral to meeting the needs of patients in hospital eye units A recent study published in the BMJ1, with support and funding from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), has highlighted the continuing importance of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO). ECLOs work in hospital eye units at the point of

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Royal College of Ophthalmologists: #makemydatacount – Secure national audit funding to protect patient safety and professional standards

15 February 2019
Source: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is calling on all those involved in funding and running national clinical audits to support the #makemydatacount campaign. National clinical audits are important to measure how care is being delivered and how medical professionals are delivering that care to the highest standards possible. National audits are developed and continually improved to measure performance and outcomes,

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