Annual planning guidance published by NHS England has set out priorities for increases in elective and diagnostic activity, as well as the ambition to reduce outpatient follow-ups by a quarter over the next year. The 2022/23 guidance contains a number of targets which are particularly relevant to ophthalmology.
In a debate in Westminster this week, Members of Parliament from various parties discussed how to better support eye care services. This included focusing on workforce shortages in ophthalmology, the need for better integration and a national strategy for eye health.
Following the announcement in 2021 that all frontline health and care workers in England will be required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment from April 2022, regulations to enforce these requirements have now been made
As we head into the season’s holidays, the health service faces renewed pressures from the new Covid variant, omicron. I know that we all stand ready to support our colleagues in acute care and Covid wards if needed.
In this episode we speak with Julian Jackson, the founder of an independent social enterprise called Vision Bridge and a patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa himself.
It is good practice for an organisation to review how it is represented by its branding and positioning and this was carried out in 2020. The development of a new dynamic RCOphth website also precipitated this review to ensure that the RCOphth crest design worked alongside the new website design.
The annual report into the state of medical training and practice in the UK has illustrated the pressure that ophthalmologists in training continue to face as the pandemic continues, with rates of burnout increasing faster than any other specialty.
Want to make a difference at Christmas? Volunteers are needed for temporary eye care clinics for people experiencing homelessness in London.
New report sets out the need to provide surgical training opportunities in high volume cataract theatre lists across all settings.
New statement from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges sets out 12 solutions to tackle the NHS workforce crisis. The momentum for urgent action is growing.