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The BOPSS committee would like to announce the introduction of the International Visiting Fellows Awards. This offers oculoplastic surgeons, who are working abroad, financial support to visit the UK for a short observership under the patronage of a full BOPSS member. For its inaugural year, 2017, Members are invited to propose a visitor for the award; the total value of the which is £2000. It is expected that the proposer/s will arrange the necessary visas and accommodation. More info [...]
The GMC has issued its guidance on Cosmetic Surgery (attached). BOPSS and RCOphth have been closely involved in the process to date. Please read through the document and if you wish contact me or approach the Royal College directly (through the questionnaire) as indicated do so. Naresh Joshi Representative on behalf of RCOphth. and BOPSS Guidance-for-doctors-cosmetic-interventions-consultation (800 downloads)
One of the recommendations in the Government response to Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions chaired by Sir Bruce Keogh was that Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) should establish a Cosmetic Inter-specialty Committee (CISC) to improve regulation in the sector to ensure high quality care and an informed and empowered public. There was a recent consultation document regarding the training and certification of surgeons carrying out cosmetic procedures and the consultation period ended in March 2015 Many members [...]
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The British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society is offering 2 complimentary admissions for the Annual Meeting to colleagues from developing countries. The Ophthalmologists (a senior trainee or consultant) will be offered free registration to the entire Meeting. This will be supported by a local ‘sponsor’ (BOPSS member) who will apply for the scheme on behalf of the delegate. The ‘sponsor’ must also attend Meeting and host the visitor. Applications will be considered by the BOPSS Research and Awards Committee electronically. Places will be considered [...]
A report that has just been published on the review of donor selection criteria for men who have had sex with men (MSM) as donors of tissues and cells. The report is published at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/donor-selection-criteria-for-men-who-have-had-sex-with-men.