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Child vision screening resources consultation

Mar 16

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) recommends school-entry screening for vision problems. Until now, however, no national resources have existed to support local authorities in commissioning and delivering high quality, consistent services. Public Health England (PHE) therefore convened a vision screening group to produce and disseminate such materials and have now released a consultation

  • 16 March 2017

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

Dec 09

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

  • 9 December 2016

Revised CVI and Explanatory Notes for England now open for consultation

Nov 16

The Department of Health has published the consultation to the revised Certificate of Vision Impairment form and the Explanatory Notes for Consultant Ophthalmologists and Hospital Eye Clinic Staff in England. This was published on Wednesday 16 November, and can be found at: The CVI and the ‘Explanatory notes for consultant ophthalmologists and hospital eye

  • 16 November 2016

RCOphth Consultation on Professional Standards in Refractive Surgery

Aug 24

This consultation is now closed: 5 October 2016 The College has been working with some of the UK’s leading refractive surgeons, RCOphth Council members and patient and optometry representation to develop improved standards for the practice of refractive surgery in the UK. We have produced a series of consultations on the outputs of the Group

  • 24 August 2016

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists regrets the lack of response to NHS England’s ‘Improving eye health and reducing sight loss Call to Action’

Nov 02

The 2014 ‘Improving eye health and reducing sight loss Call to Action’ was designed to stimulate debate about how the NHS in England commissions and delivers eye health services. 330 organisations and individuals responded, enthused in part by the assurance of NHS England that “responses will be independently analysed and reported”. The Call to Action

  • 2 November 2015