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Capacity and Demand

National Tariff Consultation June 2018 – RCOphth, RNIB, IGA and Macular Society collaborate on response

In preparation for the National Tariff Consultation due to be released shortly, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and patient organisations; Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), International Glaucoma Association (IGA) and the Macular Society, have collaborated on key messages that will be used in response to the consultation. This group have written to NHS Improvement

Mike Burdon, President RCOphth strongly condemns failure to stop the continuing crisis in hospital eye services

Ophthalmologists in the four home Nations are all too familiar with the current crisis in Hospital Eye Services and will welcome the opportunity provided by this APPG to bring the evidence before those responsible for our National Health Service. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists fully endorses the 16 recommendations made in the report. They can

RCOphth endorses the APPG report ‘See the Light’ that highlights continuing crisis in hospital eye services

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses the APPG Eye Health and Visual Impairment report, ‘See the Light’, but says the crisis is not new Patients across England are losing sight due to delayed and cancelled eye care appointments The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), a key partner in the development of the ‘See the Light’

MPs and Peers pledge support for equal access for all eye patients to timely treatment to prevent loss of vision

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) hosted a successful parliamentary reception at Westminster on the 2 November.  Over 35 MPs and Peers met with members of the Royal College to learn about the demand placed on hospital eye services and the impact on patients. MPs and Peers were asked to give their pledge to support

CCGs urged to tackle overstretched eye services at NHS England eye health summit

Commissioners must help “radically redesign” eye health services for the benefit of patients, the first-ever NHS eye health summit was told last week. CCGs at the “Capacity and Demand” conference heard that the need for change was now “critical”. Eye health leaders warned that inaction could have far-reaching social and economic consequences. National Head of