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

Read more Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are vital to supporting patients with sight loss
ECLOs Are Vital To The Hospital Eye Service
ECLOs Are Vital To The Hospital Eye Service
Download docx 0.3 MB

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,

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

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

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

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

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

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Vacancy: NOD (National Ophthalmic Database) Project Manager – (Maternity cover)

25 January 2019
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Salary: £35-41,000 Closing date:  17:00, Monday 4 February 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 NOD Project Manager to play a significant role in managing a

Read more Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Vacancy: NOD (National Ophthalmic Database) Project Manager – (Maternity cover)

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

Read more Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Quality Improvement Manager

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

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

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

Read more Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Vacancy: Technology and Applications Manager

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.

Read more Serious eye disorders. Consultation on draft quality standard, joint submisison from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists with The College of Optometrists and Vision UK
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
Download pdf 0.7 MB

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

Read more The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted at landmark ruling in favour of the use of Avastin for wet AMD