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Congratulations to Professor Graeme Black for his OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Jul 12
2017

Professor Graeme Black, Honorary Consultant at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and Professor in Genetics and Ophthalmology at The University of Manchester has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Graeme, who is also the Strategic Director at the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine,

  • 12 July 2017

RCOphth welcomes London Assembly investigation into eye health in London

Jul 05
2017

The London Assembly Health Committee is conducting an enquiry into eye health and preventing sight loss in London. The Mayor has a duty to produce a strategy to promote the reduction of health inequalities among Londoners. Access to appropriate eye care in London is variable and this investigation aims to examine how to reduce these

  • 5 July 2017

Report on the rising cost of clinical negligence

Jun 28
2017

The Medical Protection Society is calling for a package of legal reforms to control the spiralling costs of clinical negligence and help to strike a balance between compensation that is reasonable, but also affordable for the NHS and society. Steve Vernon commented, ‘As physicians and surgeons who deal with an emotive sense throughout an individual’s lifespan,

  • 28 June 2017

The RCOphth welcomes House of Lords report on The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care

Apr 06
2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the publication of the House of Lords report on The Long Term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care. We were pleased to contribute to the evidence reviewed and support the fundamental recommendations of the report. In particular we would like to highlight the recommendations related to ‘the

  • 6 April 2017

New outpatient tariffs and the impact on ophthalmology – managing change for commissioning services

Feb 22
2017

The RCOphth has issued a further response to the December 2016 statement on how the new outpatient tariffs place unnecessary pressure on departments to discharge patients at a time when there is no suitable community care option available. You can read the response below or alternatively download it as a pdf. What are the potential patient safety risks in

  • 22 February 2017