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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

BOSU report shows patients losing sight to follow-up appointment delays

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes a surveillance report of patients losing vision due to delays in treatment and follow-up appointments The research, conducted through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU), found patients suffering permanent and severe visual loss due to health service initiated delays1.  The research involving all UK consultant ophthalmologists, showed that up to

Statement on proposed new 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) notes that this consultation was primarily for commissioners and providers under Section 118 of the Health & Social Care Act.  However, we have responded to the consultation as we feel strongly that the 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System1 disadvantages some of the more vulnerable groups of eye