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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) launches third annual campaign promoting medicine side effects reporting

Nov 19
2018

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched the third annual social media campaign to promote the importance of reporting suspected side effects from medicines to the Yellow Card Scheme. Taking place from 19-23 November, the campaign forms part of an awareness week involving 32 medicines regulators in the EU, Latin America, Australasia

  • 19 November 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report and recommendations into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens

Nov 15
2018

Introduction The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcomes the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report i2017/012 ‘Investigation into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens’1. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the NHS with over 400,000 being carried out every year in the UK. It greatly enhances quality of life by restoring

  • 15 November 2018

NICE are recruiting for Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) members

Nov 13
2018

NICE are currently recruiting for standing members to join their Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) to support delivery of the library quality standards topics. They are looking to appoint a number of standing members with the following backgrounds/expertise: Audit and measurement professional. For example professionals involved in audit, measurement and service improvement Primary care professional.

  • 13 November 2018

Eye Journal joint symposium with the American Academy of Ophthalmologists’ Aging Committee

Nov 05
2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, specifically the Eye editorial team, hosted a joint symposium with the American Academy of Ophthalmologists’ Aging Committee at the AAO 2018 meeting in Chicago in October. This session reviewed the differences in the management and treatment between the United Kingdom and the United States on the most common ophthalmic conditions

  • 5 November 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to NHS Improvement’s consultation on national tariff changes

Nov 01
2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has published its response to NHS Improvement’s consultation on national tariff changes, which is now available to view publicly online – RCOphth Response: 2019/20 payment reform proposals The response highlights how the current national tariff system adversely affects follow up patients. The College remains concerned with the continued process of front

  • 1 November 2018