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Available position in ENT & Ophthalmology CRG, North Region

There is an available position in the ENT & Ophthalmology CRG for the North Region.  If you are interested in actively contributing to the work of the CRG and have some experience of commissioning, please contact CRG Chair, Alison Davis, for more information. CRGs lead on the development of clinical commissioning policies, service specifications and

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NHS England reverses decision on use of adalimumab for children with uveitis

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to learn that submission of further evidence and negotiation on the use of adalimumab has been approved by NHS England for use in children with uveitis that threatens their sight, and for whom other treatments have proven ineffective. The Clinical Reference Group for specialised ophthalmology services (CRG), under

Adult and Paediatric Anti-TNF policies for Severe Refractory Uveitis not approved for NHS England specialised commissioning

The Royal College of Ophthalmology (RCOphth) and the Clinical Reference Group for specialised ophthalmology services (CRG) regret having to report that the Adult and Paediatric Anti -TNF policies for Severe Refractory Uveitis have not been approved for specialised commissioning. Following this announcement we have met with NHS England to stress how detrimental this decision will

Specialised services commissioning consultation

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) is consulting on draft service specifications and a further clinical policy for ophthalmology specialised services.  The consultation period for these new additions will run from 11 January to 22 February 2013. Area D – Trauma (traumatic injury, orthopaedics, head and neck, and rehabilitation) D12a – Ophthalmology (Adult) D12b – Ophthalmology

Apply to be a clinical member of a clinical reference group for specialised services

The NHS Commissioning Board Medical Directorate has now opened registration for membership of the 2013 Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) which support directly commissioned specialised services. A guide to CRGs, aimed primarily at clinical staff provides background information about the CRGs, and an introduction to the work programme for the groups for the coming year. Recruitment