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

Nov 20
2018

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

  • 20 November 2018

Response to the BBC feature on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening

Aug 28
2018

In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices

  • 28 August 2018

RCOphth endorses the APPG report ‘See the Light’ that highlights continuing crisis in hospital eye services

Jun 11
2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses the APPG Eye Health and Visual Impairment report, ‘See the Light’, but says the crisis is not new Patients across England are losing sight due to delayed and cancelled eye care appointments The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), a key partner in the development of the ‘See the Light’

  • 11 June 2018

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health inquiry into lack of capacity report launches 6 June 2018

May 31
2018

The RCOphth has contributed to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health inquiry into the capacity issues affecting patients. The report will be launched at Parliament on 6 June and the success of the launch will be helped by having a good attendance of MPs. With this in mind, all members are kindly requested

  • 31 May 2018

Eye health sector launches new SAFE approach to assist in improving the systems around the delivery of eye health and sight loss services in England

Apr 11
2018

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC), which represents the leading clinical professions and sight loss charity organisations in the eye-care sector, has launched a new Systems and Assurance Framework for Eye-health (SAFE)1. Increasing demands on eye health services due to the ageing population and the availability of new treatments continue to create capacity

  • 11 April 2018