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Member statement on annual allowance pension tax changes

Dec 09
2019

For ‘reasons of urgent operational necessity’, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has released a statement confirming commitments for payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax will be honoured when clinicians retire. Clinicians are therefore now immediately able to take on additional shifts or sessions without worrying about

  • 9 December 2019

RCOphth elects a new President

Dec 06
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Bernie Chang has been voted in as the next president. Mike Burdon will officially hand over the office of president at the AGM at Congress in May 2020. The RCOphth Council, Trustees and staff extend their congratulations to Bernie and look forward to working with

  • 6 December 2019

RCOphth Manifesto 2019: Workforce revitalisation, smart data and new ways of working

Nov 22
2019

The next government must put the workforce at the heart of its vision for healthcare if it is to create a sustainable eyecare service that meets the needs of patients and staff, says The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in its general election manifesto, published today. RCOphth calls on the next government to ensure that the

  • 22 November 2019

RCOphth pushes for more funding in meeting with the Minister on patient safety day

Nov 12
2019

The Royal College pressed for much needed funding for ophthalmic services during a visit to the college by Health Minister Nadine Dorries to mark World Patient Safety Day.   Pushing for the necessity to maintain and improve funding for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), the Royal College stressed that this service is vital in improving patient

  • 12 November 2019

Run your own RCOphth seminar

Oct 29
2019

The College is offering members the opportunity to propose a seminar topic as part of our annual seminar and events programme. We host and manage one-day seminars throughout the year on a variety of clinical topics from refractive surgery to emergency ophthalmology and paediatric cataracts. Members can submit a proposal on any clinical topic, whether

  • 29 October 2019