Call for Members of the Scientific Committee representing oculoplastics

A joint post between the College and BOPSS has been announced on The Royal College of Ophthalmologists website Role Member of the Scientific Committee representing oculoplastics Summary Use your expertise to influence the scientific standards and practice of ophthalmology. Join the College’s Scientific Committee to promote and advise on scientific research and innovation, support educational and academic meetings and promote the use of evidence-based guidelines in ophthalmology. For more information please see the job description here. Applications should be submitted via the website application [...]

BOPSS ‘state of TED care’ survey and recommendations

As the BOPSS National TED Lead, I have been working closely with TEAMeD to implement TEAMeD-5. The findings of the BOPSS ‘state of TED care’ survey and recommendations on delivering a sustainable TED service nationally have now been published These recommendations have been endorsed by TEAMeD, BOPSS, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Physicians, Society for Endocrinology (SOE) , the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) and the British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) The paper is open access thanks to [...]

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) UK surgical standards & service guidance

Introduction In 2019 the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) formed a multidisciplinary working party to set these UK Mohs Micrographic Surgery standards and guidance, supported by an advisory panel of experts from a range of relevant specialties and interests. Published standards or guidelines for Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) currently exist both in the UK and internationally, but these do not adequately encompass the needs and requirements of all MMS practitioners [...]

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Melanoma consensus statement

Introduction Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has been at the forefront of the surgical staging of melanoma patients for the past 15 years. The high accuracy of this prognostic staging procedure is now recognised in all international guidelines for melanoma. However during this period there have been a number of important changes in the management of melanoma, many occurring within the past five years. The outcomes of five recent randomised Phase 3 trials have established the role of adjuvant targeted therapy [...]

e-Learning for Health Oculoplastics E-learning Project

The RCOphth is developing e-learning to cover the whole ophthalmology training curriculum, hosted in the e-Learning for Health platform. Oculoplastics is identified in the next batch of courses to be written, so we are looking for module writers to cover oculoplastic topics. The amount of work would be similar to writing a talk or review article and the e-learning will be aimed at the level of ophthalmic trainees during their oculoplastics attachments. Writers should ideally be at consultant or [...]

International Council of Ophthalmology Oculoplastics Subspecialty Exam – Recruiting for question writers

The ICO has established an oculoplastics subspecialty exam, which takes the format of an MCQ written exam and was trialled successfully last year in India. This will now run annually and is open to candidates from all around the world who have completed at least one year of oculoplastics fellowship training. We would like to add to our team of examiners in order to add to our question bank. Training in question writing is provided. Please contact Rebecca Ford [...]

Problems with recurring payments at WorldPay

We’ve noticed that members are having problems when updating credit card details at WorldPay. This is due to a problem with the WorldPay service and is out of our control. The 2 current problems are: When users are updating their credit card details they are seeing a message saying “FAILURE: Payment details change unsuccessful. We have been unable to verify the new payment details” Updated card details ARE getting saved, despite this message When payments are re-tried, to take 2019 subs, the payments are [...]

Advanced Training Fellowship in the Management of Skin Cancer

A Pilot Fellowship in the management of skin cancer has been developed; Training Interface Group – Advanced Training Fellowship in the Management of Skin Cancer – PILOT. This is available to ophthalmology trainees and is advertised through NHS Jobs. The closing date is 29/7/19.