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RCOphth President reacts to the general election

Responding to the outcome of the recent general election, RCOphth President Mike Burdon said:   “The NHS and its workforce have been a key issue in this election, with the governments mandate secured by promising to invest in the workforce and address capacity issues in hospitals, the college will hold the government to account on their

Member statement on annual allowance pension tax changes

For ‘reasons of urgent operational necessity’, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has released a statement confirming commitments for payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax will be honoured when clinicians retire. Clinicians are therefore now immediately able to take on additional shifts or sessions without worrying about

General Election 2019: How to influence your prospective parliamentary candidate

As part of our general election campaigning, RCOphth has launched a short guide for members on influencing your prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs). The guide calls for our members to build on the impact made by our General Election 2019 Manifesto, in which we called for the next government to: Address fundamental problems with the workforce

RCOphth pushes for more funding in meeting with the Minister on patient safety day

The Royal College pressed for much needed funding for ophthalmic services during a visit to the college by Health Minister Nadine Dorries to mark World Patient Safety Day.   Pushing for the necessity to maintain and improve funding for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), the Royal College stressed that this service is vital in improving patient