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RCOphth response to GMC proposal to introduce ‘credentials’ framework for training programmes

Mar 18

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recognises in its response that credentialing has the potential to ensure standard levels of practice in unregulated areas currently outside of training programmes. Examples in ophthalmic specialist training could include credentials around refractive surgery and interventions. There are however several issues around the GMC’s proposal which remain unaddressed. The

  • 18 March 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the HEE Workforce consultation

Mar 28

Health Education England (HEE), the body responsible for overseeing training of the NHS workforce, has begun developing its first ever system-wide strategy for delivering the NHS and social care workforce for the next two decades. They published a first draft of the strategy for consultation which we and other health and care organisations responded to.

  • 28 March 2018

Government consultation on opt-out system for organ and tissue donation

Dec 20

The Government has launched a consultation on a proposal to change the consent for organ and tissue donation to an ‘opt out system’. Although 8 out of 10 people say they would want to donate their organs and tissue after their death, most people never register to be organ donors. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • 20 December 2017

66% of Clinical Leads surveyed by the RCOphth confirm cataract rationing is restricting access to surgery

Nov 09

Cataract surgery: current limitations to patients accessing treatment Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed, with approximately 400,000 performed per year in the UK and has enormous benefit for patients and their quality of life. It is crucial that patients who will benefit from cataract surgery are able to access it, whether for their

  • 9 November 2017

UK Government Laser Pointers Call for Evidence

Aug 24

The government is issuing a Call for Evidence so that it can gather data and information on high powered laser pointers, and is interested in gathering evidence from the ophthalmic community on patients seen with retinal injury and consequent vision loss. The government is concerned that, in recent years, there have been an increased number of reported incidents

  • 24 August 2017