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RCOphth calls for action on workforce to reduce strain on ophthalmology services

Sep 07

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has responded to a Health Education England (HEE) call for evidence to make the case for investment in the ophthalmology workforce to meet rapidly rising patient demand. Read our response in full here! Key points from our response The key points from our response are summarised below: Patient demand

  • 7 September 2021

Age Related Macular degeneration (AMD) Services: Commissioning Guidance Consultation

Feb 04

Please note: This consultation has now closed.  This consultation seeks views on the proposed Age Related Macular degeneration (AMD) Services: Commissioning Guidance. A guidance development group was set up to develop principles and minimum standards of care for AMD to decrease variations of care across AMD services in England and Wales. It also addresses the

  • 4 February 2021

RCOphth response to GMC proposal to introduce ‘credentials’ framework for training programmes

Mar 18

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recognises in its response that credentialing has the potential to ensure standard levels of practice in unregulated areas currently outside of training programmes. Examples in ophthalmic specialist training could include credentials around refractive surgery and interventions. There are however several issues around the GMC’s proposal which remain unaddressed. The

  • 18 March 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the HEE Workforce consultation

Mar 28

Health Education England (HEE), the body responsible for overseeing training of the NHS workforce, has begun developing its first ever system-wide strategy for delivering the NHS and social care workforce for the next two decades. They published a first draft of the strategy for consultation which we and other health and care organisations responded to.

  • 28 March 2018

Government consultation on opt-out system for organ and tissue donation

Dec 20

The Government has launched a consultation on a proposal to change the consent for organ and tissue donation to an ‘opt out system’. Although 8 out of 10 people say they would want to donate their organs and tissue after their death, most people never register to be organ donors. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

  • 20 December 2017