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New NICE Age Related Macular Degeneration guidance supports potential cost savings for the NHS

NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcome the publication today of guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which we believe can help to secure better value from the significant funds currently being spent on treating wet age related macular degeneration (AMD). In the current NHS

ASME and GMC launch their Excellent Medical Education programme for third year running

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and General Medical Council (GMC) has teamed up for the third year to launch their joint Excellent Medical Education programme, with three winners being awarded up to £5,000 in funding each. The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Friday 2 December. The Excellent Medical Education Programme

GMC concerned about ‘state of unease’ in medical profession

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

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Working in Britain for non-UK doctors

The National Health Service (NHS) The NHS (in England and Wales) is the means by which health care is delivered to the population. Health care is free of charge at the point of delivery, funded through general taxation. Provision of health care takes place in two main ways: primary and secondary care. Primary care is

Laser and refractive surgery covered by new GMC guidance on cosmetic surgery

Refractive surgery is primarily functional rather than cosmetic, but both refractive and cosmetic surgical procedures share key attributes setting them apart from other areas of routine medical intervention: they are entirely elective and predominantly self-funded. Accordingly, the GMC has advised that their April 2016 ‘Guidance for Doctors who offer Cosmetic Interventions’ should also apply to