OFNC advice to all optical practices and practitioners in England on coronavirus

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25 March 2020
Source: OFNC

Latest update for GOS contractors in England The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) and its members (ABDO, AOP, BMA and FODO) has produced new advice to all optical practices and practitioners in England on coronavirus (COVID-19). OFNC realises that so far there has been less clarity for the eye care sector from NHS England than in the other UK countries

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Macular Society and Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Patients encouraged to continue attending injections

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20 March 2020
Source: Macular Society and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Macular Society, along with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists has asked hospitals across the UK to write to patients to ensure they continue to attend their sight-saving injections, amid the current coronavirus outbreak. Following government advice to avoid crowded spaces, many patients have become increasingly concerned about attending busy eye clinics. The Macular Society has become concerned many patients

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 20/03/2020

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20 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 19 March 2020, 64,621 people have been tested in the UK, of which 61,352 were confirmed negative and 3,269 were confirmed positive. As of 1pm

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COVID-19 clinical guidelines for ophthalmologists

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19 March 2020
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

18 March 2020 Our latest advice and guidance for ophthalmologists is available by clicking this link: Coronavirus RCOphth update 18 March You can read our escalation policy for ophthalmologists here: Ophthalmology Escalation Policy update 18 March Important and urgent letter from NHS on COVID-19 next steps for clinicians is available here: NHS COVID-19 next steps letter Updates on RCOphth Congress,

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Covid-19 RCOphth news – Congress cancellation, office closure, events and examinations

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18 March 2020
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

As the current situation with COVID-19 rapidly changes the RCOphth are closely monitoring the impact on the RCOphth. Congress 2020 Cancelled We have cancelled the May 2020 Congress and will refund registration fees. We are reviewing options for an alternative event later in the year. All chairs, speakers, currently registered delegates and poster presenters will be contacted by email. For

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Royal College of Ophthalmologists: COVID-19 update and resources for ophthalmologists

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16 March 2020
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Our latest advice and guidance for ophthalmologists in available be clicking this link: NEW 13 March 2020: Coronavirus RCOphth update – need to know points The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is monitoring closely the information from the government, the NHS and Public Health England. All medical and health care professionals should be working with their trust management in developing protocols,

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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”

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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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