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The National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation (NECRT) Programme: A message from President Bernie Chang

Jun 04
2021

Our efforts to raise the profile of ophthalmology have begun to bear fruit. The 2021/22 Priorities and Operational Planning Guidance published in March by NHS England and NHS Improvement has for the first time prioritised eyecare services along with cardiac and musculoskeletal services. Ophthalmology clinicians involved in the programmes This work is being driven through

  • 4 June 2021

A message from the President at the start third national lockdown

Jan 06
2021

Dear colleagues As we enter into 2021, there is some light of optimism and hope at the end of what has been for many a long dark tunnel. Optimism that despite the serious challenges to maintaining eye care services that a third national lockdown presents, we have the guidance and knowledge, learnt in the first

  • 6 January 2021

RCOphth President reacts to the general election

Dec 18
2019

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

  • 18 December 2019

RCOphth elects a new President

Dec 06
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Bernie Chang has been voted in as the next president. Mike Burdon will officially hand over the office of president at the AGM at Congress in May 2020. The RCOphth Council, Trustees and staff extend their congratulations to Bernie and look forward to working with

  • 6 December 2019

Westminster Health Forum seminar: Next Steps for eye care services and treating visual impairment

Nov 02
2017

Mike Burdon, Melanie Hingorani and Laura Coveney (RCOphth Policy Researcher) joined leaders from across the eye health sector at this half day seminar on 24 October 2017 to discuss quality, innovation and STPs. Mike presented an overview of The Way Forward research we published earlier this year. Mike described the impact that our ageing population

  • 2 November 2017