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RCOphth recruiting for Lay Advisory Group members

It is an interesting time to be involved in ophthalmology. There are many new initiatives and the pace of change is quickening. The RCOphth seeks new members to join its Lay Advisory Group, an integral part of the College which advises the Council and meets four times a year. Members are expected to serve on

Statement on proposed new 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) notes that this consultation was primarily for commissioners and providers under Section 118 of the Health & Social Care Act.  However, we have responded to the consultation as we feel strongly that the 2017/18 and 2018/19 National Tariff Payment System1 disadvantages some of the more vulnerable groups of eye

RCOphth Lay Advisory Group strongly criticises NHS England’s decision to deny sight saving therapies for patients with severe refractory uveitis

The Lay Advisory Group of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists strongly criticises NHS England’s decision of 2 July 2015 to not routinely commission adalimumab and infliximab for adults and children with severe refractory uveitis. England is now the only country in the UK that denies access to anti TNF therapy for severe refractory uveitis in

Lay advisory group articles

Good Communication Skills – A Personal View At a recent part II exam, the Communications Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) featured a ‘scenario’ where the patient received very bad news about their failing sight, and would clearly be needing support for the future in terms of benefits, Certification and so on. Some candidates displayed an

Lay advisory group

The College Lay Advisory Group (LAG) has members, who have no background in health or eye matters, members who are or have been eye patients, members who have a link to eye or health related organisations and clinician members of the College including the President who always attends meetings. While the Lay Advisory Group is