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Position statement on the Associate Specialist grade

Feb 21

In April 2008 the ‘associate specialist’ (AS) grade was closed and succeeded by the new ‘specialty doctor’ grade. Over recent years there have been calls from the British Medical Association (BMA)1 and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC)2 to reopen the AS grade. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) works directly with the Staff

  • 21 February 2019

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges publishes report looking at the predicted impact of Artificial Intelligence

Jan 28

As Matt Hancock continues to promote his digital vision for the NHS as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published its Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare report looking at the likely impact of AI on the UK healthcare system. The report welcomes the flood of new

  • 28 January 2019

Response to the BBC feature on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening

Aug 28

In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices

  • 28 August 2018

National Tariff Consultation June 2018 – RCOphth, RNIB, IGA and Macular Society collaborate on response

Jun 13

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

  • 13 June 2018

Mike Burdon, President RCOphth strongly condemns failure to stop the continuing crisis in hospital eye services

Jun 11

Ophthalmologists in the four home Nations are all too familiar with the current crisis in Hospital Eye Services and will welcome the opportunity provided by this APPG to bring the evidence before those responsible for our National Health Service. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists fully endorses the 16 recommendations made in the report. They can

  • 11 June 2018