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BOSU report shows patients losing sight to follow-up appointment delays

Feb 08
2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes a surveillance report of patients losing vision due to delays in treatment and follow-up appointments The research, conducted through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU), found patients suffering permanent and severe visual loss due to health service initiated delays1.  The research involving all UK consultant ophthalmologists, showed that up to 22

  • 8 February 2017

The Way Forward – a resource for collaborative working to review and redesign eye care services in the UK

Feb 08
2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes The Way Forward for the review and redesign of eye care services. The increasing demand for hospital eye services is not being met and continues to grow, currently ophthalmology deals with nearly 10% of all out-patient appointments and performing 6% of the overall surgery in the UK. The Way

  • 8 February 2017

New Confidentiality guidance published by the GMC

Jan 25
2017

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today (Wednesday 25 January) published revised, expanded and reorganised guidance on confidentiality for all doctors practising in the UK. The guidance – Confidentiality: good practice in handling patient information – comes into effect from Tuesday 25 April 2017. Revisions have been made to the guidance, last published in 2009,

  • 25 January 2017

Statement on proposed new 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System

Dec 09
2016

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) notes that this consultation was primarily for commissioners and providers under Section 118 of the Health & Social Care Act.  However, we have responded to the consultation as we feel strongly that the 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System1 disadvantages some of the more vulnerable groups of eye

  • 9 December 2016

MPs and Peers pledge support for equal access for all eye patients to timely treatment to prevent loss of vision

Nov 10
2016

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) hosted a successful parliamentary reception at Westminster on the 2 November.  Over 35 MPs and Peers met with members of the Royal College to learn about the demand placed on hospital eye services and the impact on patients. MPs and Peers were asked to give their pledge to support

  • 10 November 2016