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Report on the rising cost of clinical negligence

Jun 28
2017

The Medical Protection Society is calling for a package of legal reforms to control the spiralling costs of clinical negligence and help to strike a balance between compensation that is reasonable, but also affordable for the NHS and society. Steve Vernon commented, ‘As physicians and surgeons who deal with an emotive sense throughout an individual’s lifespan,

  • 28 June 2017

The RCOphth welcomes House of Lords report on The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care

Apr 06
2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the publication of the House of Lords report on The Long Term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care. We were pleased to contribute to the evidence reviewed and support the fundamental recommendations of the report. In particular we would like to highlight the recommendations related to ‘the

  • 6 April 2017

New outpatient tariffs and the impact on ophthalmology – managing change for commissioning services

Feb 22
2017

The RCOphth has issued a further response to the December 2016 statement on how the new outpatient tariffs place unnecessary pressure on departments to discharge patients at a time when there is no suitable community care option available. You can read the response below or alternatively download it as a pdf. What are the potential patient safety risks in

  • 22 February 2017

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

Dec 09
2016

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

GMC concerned about ‘state of unease’ in medical profession

Oct 27
2016

The General Medical Council (GMC) has raised concerns that a ‘state of unease’ exists within the medical profession as services throughout the UK come under increased pressure. The medical regulator’s warning that systems of healthcare and the health professionals working within them are struggling to cope with a range of issues – including the impact

  • 27 October 2016