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RCOphth feature: National Ophthalmology Database takes centre stage in the Ophthalmologist

Dec 18
2019

RCOphths National Ophthalmology Database and its potential to further transform cataract patient care outcomes in the UK has been featured in the Ophthalmologist. The article by Professor John Sparrow highlights the positive impact NOD is having in improving surgical performance analysis and its key role in accurately tracking the performance of ophthalmologists, contributing to their

  • 18 December 2019

RCOphth President reacts to the general election

Dec 18
2019

Responding to the outcome of the recent general election, RCOphth President Mike Burdon said:   “The NHS and its workforce have been a key issue in this election, with the governments mandate secured by promising to invest in the workforce and address capacity issues in hospitals, the college will hold the government to account on their

  • 18 December 2019

Applications now open for National Medical Directors Clinical Fellowship Scheme

Dec 16
2019

Applications are now open for the National Medical Directors Clinical Fellowship Scheme 2020/21. The scheme will provide doctors in training with the unique opportunity to spend a year working with reputable healthcare organisations to develop their skills in: leadership management strategy project management health policy Fellows will be immersed in a range of health bodies,

  • 16 December 2019

2019 Ophthalmology GIRFT report published

Dec 13
2019

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

  • 13 December 2019

Member statement on annual allowance pension tax changes

Dec 09
2019

For ‘reasons of urgent operational necessity’, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has released a statement confirming commitments for payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax will be honoured when clinicians retire. Clinicians are therefore now immediately able to take on additional shifts or sessions without worrying about

  • 9 December 2019