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RCOphth pushes for more funding in meeting with the Minister on patient safety day

Nov 12

The Royal College pressed for much needed funding for ophthalmic services during a visit to the college by Health Minister Nadine Dorries to mark World Patient Safety Day.   Pushing for the necessity to maintain and improve funding for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD), the Royal College stressed that this service is vital in improving patient

  • 12 November 2019

The Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2020 opens for applications

Nov 11

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to open the second Ulverscroft David Owen Award. In memory of David Owen who chaired the Ulverscroft Foundation, the College and the Foundation are offering £500 prize in recognition of high-quality research in paediatric ophthalmology. Last year’s award went to Lola Solebo for her study into IOL implants

  • 11 November 2019

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) tariff payments

Nov 07

The RCOphth is aware of concern from members and industry regarding the current payment arrangements for Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). Extensive work has been going on behind scenes, working with the ophthalmology Expert Working Group (EWG)1, glaucoma specialists and the RCOphth professional standards team. The national system for coding and tariffs is extremely complex and

  • 7 November 2019

NHSE/I publish key areas of work for the 2020 national tariff

Nov 06

NHSE/I have published ‘Key areas of work for the 2020 national tariff’ which sets out the key policy areas NHSE/I are considering for 2020 and builds on the engagement  webinars and workshops earlier in the year. The document reflects some changes to the policies in light of feedback to the earlier engagement. The main changes

  • 6 November 2019

Run your own RCOphth seminar

Oct 29

The College is offering members the opportunity to propose a seminar topic as part of our annual seminar and events programme. We host and manage one-day seminars throughout the year on a variety of clinical topics from refractive surgery to emergency ophthalmology and paediatric cataracts. Members can submit a proposal on any clinical topic, whether

  • 29 October 2019