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UK COVID-19 Inquiry: draft terms of reference

The Government has published the COVID-19 inquiry draft terms of reference. The inquiry will examine, consider and report on preparations and the response to the pandemic in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, up to and including the inquiry’s formal setting-up date.


Rare Disease Day: 28 February 2022

Monday 28 February is Rare disease day, a day for raising awareness and generating change for the 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease, their families and carers. This year the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit will celebrate 25 years of rare disease surveillance so today seemed a good opportunity to recognise how this globally unique research unit has impacted the treatment and management of many rare eye conditions. The BOSU has supported over 80 high impact studies of excellent quality that have broadened knowledge and understanding and brought benefit for patients across ophthalmic subspecialties and demographics.