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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

Local Tariff Variation and Ophthalmology Commissioning

Recent changes in tariffs for out-patients in England favour payment for new patient over review appointments. These changes in the National Tariff Payment System for 2017/19 are final and are legally binding. However, using the freedom allowed in the National Tariff Payment System to use local tariff variation, CCGs and providers can modify the structure

New outpatient tariffs and the impact on ophthalmology – managing change for commissioning services

The RCOphth has issued a further response to the December 2016 statement on how the new outpatient tariffs place unnecessary pressure on departments to discharge patients at a time when there is no suitable community care option available. You can read the response below or alternatively download it as a pdf. What are the potential patient safety risks in

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