National Ophthalmology Database receives funding boost

7 January 2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is delighted to announce that its National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) has received further funding to support its Audit for 2020.   The contribution provided by Bausch + Lomb for the calendar year of 2020, will ensure the highest standards of quality assurance and improvement, helping to facilitate cutting edge research that will maximize the

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Making 2020 the “Year of Vision”

Vision UK 2020 Year of Vision Logo

19 December 2019
Source: Vision UK

At Vision UK we hope that 2020 will be a big year for eye health and sight loss and we would like to make it the “Year of Vision”.  The attached docs have been put together by a small group of Vision UK members (RNIB, The College of Optometrists, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Guide Dogs)

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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: 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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Fight for Sight & Royal College of Ophthalmologists John Lee Primer Fellowship deadline is 7 November 2019

28 October 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

The deadline for applications to our John Lee Primer Fellowship is 7 November 2019. It offers £60,000, jointly supported by Fight for Sight and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, to support early stage ophthalmologists to undertake groundbreaking vision research. Primer Fellowships are prestigious awards, made on a fully competitive and peer reviewed basis. The call follows a one stage application

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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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Fight for Sight and Royal College of Ophthalmologists: John Lee Primer Fellowship

22 August 2019
Source: Fight for Sight and Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Fight for Sight’s mission is to stop sight loss by funding the highest quality medical research and they are proud to collaborate with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to help achieve this goal. The John Lee Primer Fellowship is designed to support early stage ophthalmologists to undertake ground-breaking vision research and represents the first step for ophthalmologists to obtain a

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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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