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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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.

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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
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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

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BBC News: NHS to save ‘hundreds of millions’ in landmark (Avsatin) drug ruling

21 September 2018
Source: BBC News

A landmark ruling against two leading drug companies could save the NHS “hundreds of millions” a year. Novartis and Bayer were trying to stop NHS doctors from prescribing a cheaper treatment for a serious eye condition. Twelve NHS bodies in the north east of England were offering patients Avastin, a cheaper alternative to the licensed drug, Lucentis. Health bosses said

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RCOphth Response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening (22 August 2018)

3 September 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices web pages on childhood vision testing (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eye-tests-in-children/). These resources were developed by a multi-disciplinary group, including representatives from the

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Fight For Sight: Call closing soon for Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards

21 March 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

The closing date for applications for a grant award aimed at trainee ophthalmologists is fast approaching. The Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards, from Fight for Sight and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, offer grants of up to £5,000 to support studies with a clear patient benefit. These awards are designed specifically for trainee ophthalmologists to instigate an NHS-delivered clinical research

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Fight for Sight opens call for Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards

29 January 2018
Source: Fight for sight

Applications for grant funding are being sought from trainee ophthalmologists by Fight for Sight and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network Awards, which offer grants of up to £5,000, support studies with a clear patient benefit. These awards are funded by Fight for Sight and supported by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. They are designed specifically

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The Royal College of Ophthalmologist seeks new members for its Lay Advisory Group

8 January 2018
Source: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), Euston, London NW1 4QW   It is an interesting time to be involved in ophthalmology. There are many new initiatives and the pace of change is quickening. The RCOphth is the professional body for eye doctors and it seeks new members to join its Lay Advisory Group. The Group, an integral part of the College, advises

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RCOphth Lay Advisory Group Application Form Jan2018
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