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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: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/updated-cvi-form-and-explanatory-notes 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

Adult and Paediatric Anti-TNF policies for Severe Refractory Uveitis not approved for NHS England specialised commissioning

Jul 17

The Royal College of Ophthalmology (RCOphth) and the Clinical Reference Group for specialised ophthalmology services (CRG) regret having to report that the Adult and Paediatric Anti -TNF policies for Severe Refractory Uveitis have not been approved for specialised commissioning. Following this announcement we have met with NHS England to stress how detrimental this decision will

  • 17 July 2015

Call to Action – Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss Response

Sep 12

In the responses, we outline our recommendations to meet the needs of the patients with visual impairment through better and more efficient hospital eye services, a call for clinical data and research to help optimise resources, clinical expertise and funding to ensure all patients being seen for the first time or being followed up for

  • 12 September 2014