Royal College of Ophthalmologists' Congress 2017 Liverpool

This year saw a host of Welsh ophthalmology doctors attending the Congress. It was a thorougly educational experience and was a good opportunity to catch up with old and new friends.

Our presenters this year:

Simerdip Kaur (won the prize for BEST VIDEO presentation** Congratulations!)  for her video on Parallel Training in Cataract Surgery

Amylee Shirodkar

Damien Yeo

Rhiannon Reynolds

Tina Parmar

Ryan Davies

Sidath Wijetilleka

Bushra Tajudeen

Taz Young-Zvandasara

Tom Betts

Magda Popiela

Phillipa Knowles


Medical Students:

Hazel Preston




Key Points from OTG committee Meeting 24th November 2016

e-Portfolio

The College is aware of bugs in the new e-Portfolio and great efforts are being made to resolve the glitches. The College reassured us that no trainee will be disadvantaged. The College is aware that trainees will be catching up with multiple assessments and to this end they will not be penalised for “bunching”. MSF is particularly problematic but great efforts are being made to repair it. Please always search for your required assessor using their surname at first to prevent duplicate accounts being created with alternative email addresses.

 

In comparison to the previous e-Portfolio the WpBAs are driven by the primary learning outcome.  Once the WpBA is selected, this will open functionality around which the association to said learning outcome may be completed.  

 

Key Points from OTG committee Meeting 15th July 2016

Key Points from OTG committee Meeting 15th July 2016

 

Eportfolio

A reminder further to the recent Eportfolio emails that trainees have been granted additional time to ensure their current portfolios are up to date. The college have extended the date for the current e-portfolio to close for data entry to Friday 29 July 2016

 

In regards to migration

  • Closure of ARCPs- in order to close any open ARCPs, the College will need to have your outcome form for each corresponding ARCP. If this has not been provided by deanery, registrars 

Terminology to be used when recording surgery, particularly when complications occur

This is being circulated to all Trainees, Head of Schools, Training Programme Directors, College Tutors and all Trainers
 
Dear Colleague
 
Previously, in 2012, the Chair of the Training Committee wrote to clarify the definitions for the four  descriptors for surgery. I am now writing to clarify how trainees should record any surgical complications, in particular for cataract surgery.

Increasingly, the Curriculum Sub-committee has been made aware that trainees do not record their complicated cataract operations in a consistent way as they are not clear about how to do this. It is vital for their Educational Supervisor to be able to identify complications and for the trainee, potentially, to demonstrate a reduction in their complication rate to an acceptable level over their training. They must also be able to document their ability to manage the complications of cataract surgery, in particular capsule rupture and vitreous loss, prior to obtaining CCT and becoming an independent practitioner. The four descriptors are:
 

New College role vacancy - Curriculum Resource Development Fellow

Please see email below


Please email Vanna for the application form for anyone interested


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Dear Head of School/TPDs/Regional Advisers/College Tutors

 

I wish to bring to your attention the part-time fixed term role advertised on the College website https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/about/college-roles/ for a Curriculum Resource Development Fellow.

 

The Curriculum Sub-committee has recently reformatted the OST Curriculum and the aim now is to create a comprehensive and up-to-date resource library, which will include teaching tools for delivery.

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic Specialty Registrar (ST5 and above) or equivalent to map the OST curriculum to existing resources and identify areas where new resources are required. This is a unique opportunity to learn about curriculum delivery and the development of teaching resources and to develop leadership skills working with experts in the relevant fields.

 

Key Points from OTG Meeting MARCH 2016

Eportfolio Houskeeping

Prior to the changeover of eportfolio suppliers in August, registrars are reminded to ensure that all material on their eportfolio has been finalised i.e. not under review.

 

ARCP outcome records in the current e-portfolio system are closed manually by College staff.  Existing records still showing as ‘Under review’ may only be closed on receipt of the signed copy of the ARCP Outcome form.  The system has no functionality which automatically alerts the College that forms have been uploaded in the resource section of the e-portfolio.

In preparation for the migration to the new system, all registrars are strongly recommended to contact LETBs/Deaneries directly to retrieve their missing ARCP outcome forms.  Outstanding forms must be emailed to portfolio@rcophth.ac.uk

The absolute deadline is 7th July after which historical data will become ‘read only’ as data is migrated

 

ESR & CSR

ESR and CSR forms will be electronically incorporated into the new eportfolio from August 2016.

 

Curriculum FAQ’s

The curriculum committee is in the final stages of an FAQ page with common training q