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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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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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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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

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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

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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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Ophthalmologists call for more robust regulations for the sale of laser pointers

17 December 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

New study shows that children with learning or behavioral difficulties may be susceptible to self-inflicted eye damage from laser pointers. Shining a laser pointer into a person’s eye can permanently damage the retina. A new study in the journal Eye now shows that children with learning or behavioral difficulties maybe susceptible to self-inflicted retinal burns from laser pointers. The study,

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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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