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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes Senedd inquiry focussing on management of ophthalmic outpatients across Wales

May 17
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recently took the opportunity to provide a statement as part of The Royal College of Physicians response to the Welsh Assembly (Senedd) Public Accounts Committee inquiry into the management of follow up outpatients across Wales. It is important that the committee recognises the very real risk of loss of

  • 17 May 2019

31st AGM of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

May 16
2019

The 31st AGM of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists will be held on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 10:05 am at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow. Members can view the agenda and proposed subscriptions for 2020, the audited financial statements and the Trustee Report for 2018 online. Please note that all members are entitled

  • 16 May 2019

PHIN provides update on work to improve private healthcare fee transparency

May 14
2019

In January 2019 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists alerted members to changes arising from The CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) authorising the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) to collect performance and cost information about private healthcare. This information will be published to better inform patients and provide greater transparency about the costs patients can expect

  • 14 May 2019

New GMC guidance outlines clear steps to better support disabled doctors

May 14
2019

Disabled doctors and medical students can expect greater support to pursue their careers, following new guidance published by the General Medical Council (GMC). The regulator has advised medical schools and training providers of the steps they should put in place to make sure all students and trainee doctors, including those with disabilities, are able fulfil

  • 14 May 2019

Special Schools Eye Care Programme seeks assistance in mapping existing schemes

May 08
2019

NHS England have made a commitment in the NHS Long Term Plan to commission an in-school visual assessment for all children in special schools in England. This will allow visual assessment, refraction and dispensing of spectacles (where appropriate). The Special Schools Eye Care Programme team are keen to hear from ophthalmologists with existing Special Schools

  • 8 May 2019