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Minimising possible adverse effects of Brexit

With the current situation around Brexit remaining consistently unclear The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has recently signposted external guidance from the Department of Health and The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. To update members on the current situation and latest messages from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) the RCOphth is able

GMC outline their workforce strategy amid concerns that the NHS is reaching breaking point

The GMC’s eighth annual ‘The state of medical education and practice in the UK’ report sets out challenges in healthcare throughout 2018. At the heart of the report is a concern that the current capacity crisis being felt on the frontline may stall 70 years of progress made by the NHS. The report looks at

Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in eye disease studies 15,500 patients per year offered innovative treatments Ophthalmology community ‘punching above its weight’ in world of research Long-term strategy is ‘crucial’ to transforming treatment and ‘ease burden on the NHS’ A new report published today highlights

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges outlines priorities for NHS England’s proposed 10 year plan

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has contributed to the Academy’s response to the proposed 10 year plan to deliver improvements in the NHS. Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, wishes to ensure that Medical Royal Colleges (MRCs) and clinicians are key contributors to the planning process. The Academy has collated

CCGs urged to tackle overstretched eye services at NHS England eye health summit

Commissioners must help “radically redesign” eye health services for the benefit of patients, the first-ever NHS eye health summit was told last week. CCGs at the “Capacity and Demand” conference heard that the need for change was now “critical”. Eye health leaders warned that inaction could have far-reaching social and economic consequences. National Head of