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Useful resources help open up the complex world of commissioning

Dec 21
2015

Useful resources relating to the often highly complex world of commissioning – something that we know can be baffling at the best of times, including for those on the front line of the NHS. Informal feedback from colleagues at fellow medical royal colleges suggests that non-physician health professionals would find these resources really useful too. The

  • 21 December 2015

Risk of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) transmission from Ebola Survivors

Dec 21
2015

Clinicians will be aware of recent documented evidence of sexual transmission and of recrudescent of Ebola disease in survivors. In light of this, Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, has written to Royal Medical Colleges to inform members of the current information about possible transmission periods and the advice from the Advisory Committee on

  • 21 December 2015

TEAMeD receives Judges’ Special Award at Bayer Ophthalmology Awards

Dec 21
2015

The Thyroid Eye Disease Amsterdam Declaration Implementation Group (TEAMeD), formed in 2010, received the Judges’ Special Award on 3 December 2015, at the prestigious Bayer Ophthalmology Awards ceremony held in London. The Judges commented: “This is a fantastic team providing fantastic care. It is an amazing initiative which doesn’t quite fit into any single category

  • 21 December 2015

Response to NICE guidance on Ciclosporin for treating dry eye disease that has not improved despite treatment with artificial tears

Dec 16
2015

Ciclosporin (1mg/ml, Ikervis®) is a sterile, positively charged, oil-in water, unpreserved ophthalmic emulsion for the treatment of severe keratitis in adult patients with dry eye disease, which has not improved despite treatment with tear substitutes. It is  administered as a once daily eye drop at bed time. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the decision

  • 16 December 2015

Lay Advisory Group comments on CCG embargo on eye treatments

Dec 16
2015

The Lay Advisory Group of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) advises the College on lay opinion concerning availability of treatments and the handling of patients. We have been informed that some CCGs are placing an embargo on several eye treatments and procedures from now until the end of the financial year. On the list

  • 16 December 2015