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2021 Spending Review presents an opportunity for long term investment in NHS and eye care services

RCOphth President Professor Bernie Chang assesses what we need to see from this week’s Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Budget to support a sustainable eye care service in the coming years. Every three to four years the Chancellor conducts a Comprehensive Spending Review, where funding for government departments in England and the devolved administrations is

RCOphth responds to select committees and MPs report on Coronavirus: Lessons learned to date 

A joint parliamentary select committee report published yesterday has assessed some of the key decisions the UK has taken during the pandemic and lessons that needed to be learnt. While acknowledging there were some areas where the UK performed well, such as vaccine development and rollout, the report overall is very critical of the UK

RCOphth welcomes extra NHS funding which will help address eye care backlogs

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has welcomed the announcement that the NHS in England will receive an extra £5.4 billion over the next six months to support its response to COVID-19 and help tackle waiting lists. This includes £1.5 billion to manage the elective surgery backlog (including £500 million capital funding), with delays to

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists launch NEW joint vision for delivering eye care services across the UK

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) continue to review the ongoing impact of the pandemic on eye services across primary and secondary care. Following on from the joint vision statement for England published in August 2020, both Colleges have reviewed and built on the learnings over the past year resulting