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Carrie MacEwen appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Congratulations to Professor Caroline MacEwen DBE MD FRCOphth FRCS, who has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Ophthalmology and Healthcare Leadership during the Covid-19 Response. Professor MacEwen is a former President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and former Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal

NHS England Eye Care Planning and Implementation Guidance 2021-22

NHS England (NHSE) has published Eyecare Planning & Implementation guidance for this financial year (2021-2022). The guidance is for NHS Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) moving to Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), and NHS Trusts (hospital eye services). Read the Eye Care Planning Implementation Guidance 2021-22 Summary Annexe This new guidance is an annexe to NHS

Eye health experts call for urgent action on hospital eyecare to reduce delays and improve patient safety

The Association of Optometrists (AOP), The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have joined forces to issue a statement outlining steps to tackle increasing pressure on hospital eye departments in England. Calling on NHS England leaders, the organisations are urging that new models of eyecare with adequate funding, are introduced in a

2019 Ophthalmology GIRFT report published

MORE SIGHT-SAVING SURGERY POSSIBLE, SAYS NATIONAL REPORT GIRFT recommendations aim to make best use of theatre time to improve patient care The Ophthalmology GIRFT report has been published today. In the foreword, Mike Burdon, president welcomes the publication, ‘It reflects a huge commitment by the GIRFT team to analyse the ophthalmology services being delivered at

GIRFT programme recruiting Trainees as local trust data leads

The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national clinician-led programme designed to improve the quality of medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation. In addition to the programme of supportive visits to each ophthalmology department in England, GIRFT has set up a Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Audit. In ophthalmology, it aims