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General Election 2019: How to influence your prospective parliamentary candidate

Dec 03
2019

As part of our general election campaigning, RCOphth has launched a short guide for members on influencing your prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs). The guide calls for our members to build on the impact made by our General Election 2019 Manifesto, in which we called for the next government to: Address fundamental problems with the workforce

  • 3 December 2019

RCOphth responds to the General Medical Council’s new report on doctor wellbeing

Nov 18
2019

Commenting on the new wellbeing report released by the General Medical Council (GMC), RCOphth President Mike Burdon said: “The report by the General Medical Council is yet another source highlighting the lack of investment in the NHS workforce, documenting increasing pressures on recruitment and mental health that are impacting performance. “As one of the largest

  • 18 November 2019

AoMRC shares Pensions Tax Flexibilities Resources  

Nov 18
2019

The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges has produced a short list of available resources and information.  However, it is important for RCOphth members to know that: It is not possible or proper for the AoMRC or the RCOphth to advise individuals on financial decisions in relation to their pensions All individuals should be encouraged to

  • 18 November 2019

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) tariff payments

Nov 07
2019

The RCOphth is aware of concern from members and industry regarding the current payment arrangements for Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). Extensive work has been going on behind scenes, working with the ophthalmology Expert Working Group (EWG)1, glaucoma specialists and the RCOphth professional standards team. The national system for coding and tariffs is extremely complex and

  • 7 November 2019

NHSE/I publish key areas of work for the 2020 national tariff

Nov 06
2019

NHSE/I have published ‘Key areas of work for the 2020 national tariff’ which sets out the key policy areas NHSE/I are considering for 2020 and builds on the engagement  webinars and workshops earlier in the year. The document reflects some changes to the policies in light of feedback to the earlier engagement. The main changes

  • 6 November 2019