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CVI has been updated – important changes for all ophthalmologists to be aware of

Aug 17

Working in partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, RNIB and others, the Department of Health (England) has updated the Certificate of Vision Impairment form and revised the Explanatory Notes for consultant ophthalmologists and hospital eye clinic staff in England. Key objectives have been: To simplify the form, collecting only essential information To make it easier

  • 17 August 2017

Congratulations to Professor Graeme Black for his OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Jul 12

Professor Graeme Black, Honorary Consultant at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and Professor in Genetics and Ophthalmology at The University of Manchester has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Graeme, who is also the Strategic Director at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine,

  • 12 July 2017

RCOphth welcomes London Assembly investigation into eye health in London

Jul 05

The London Assembly Health Committee is conducting an enquiry into eye health and preventing sight loss in London. The Mayor has a duty to produce a strategy to promote the reduction of health inequalities among Londoners. Access to appropriate eye care in London is variable and this investigation aims to examine how to reduce these

  • 5 July 2017

Report on the rising cost of clinical negligence

Jun 28

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

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