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RCOphth responds to the General Medical Council’s new report on doctor wellbeing

Nov 18
2019

Commenting on the new wellbeing report released by the General Medical Council (GMC), RCOphth President Mike Burdon said: “The report by the General Medical Council is yet another source highlighting the lack of investment in the NHS workforce, documenting increasing pressures on recruitment and mental health that are impacting performance. “As one of the largest

  • 18 November 2019

AoMRC shares Pensions Tax Flexibilities Resources  

Nov 18
2019

The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges has produced a short list of available resources and information.  However, it is important for RCOphth members to know that: It is not possible or proper for the AoMRC or the RCOphth to advise individuals on financial decisions in relation to their pensions All individuals should be encouraged to

  • 18 November 2019

RCOphth pushes for more funding in meeting with the Minister on patient safety day

Nov 12
2019

The Royal College pressed for much needed funding for ophthalmic services during a visit to the college by Health Minister Nadine Dorries to mark World Patient Safety Day.   Pushing for the necessity to maintain and improve funding for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), the Royal College stressed that this service is vital in improving patient

  • 12 November 2019

The Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2020 opens for applications

Nov 11
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to open the second Ulverscroft David Owen Award. In memory of David Owen who chaired the Ulverscroft Foundation, the College and the Foundation are offering £500 prize in recognition of high-quality research in paediatric ophthalmology. Last year’s award went to Lola Solebo for her study into IOL implants

  • 11 November 2019

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) tariff payments

Nov 07
2019

The RCOphth is aware of concern from members and industry regarding the current payment arrangements for Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). Extensive work has been going on behind scenes, working with the ophthalmology Expert Working Group (EWG)1, glaucoma specialists and the RCOphth professional standards team. The national system for coding and tariffs is extremely complex and

  • 7 November 2019