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GMC outline their workforce strategy amid concerns that the NHS is reaching breaking point

The GMC’s eighth annual ‘The state of medical education and practice in the UK’ report sets out challenges in healthcare throughout 2018. At the heart of the report is a concern that the current capacity crisis being felt on the frontline may stall 70 years of progress made by the NHS. The report looks at

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

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

CCGs urged to tackle overstretched eye services at NHS England eye health summit

Commissioners must help “radically redesign” eye health services for the benefit of patients, the first-ever NHS eye health summit was told last week. CCGs at the “Capacity and Demand” conference heard that the need for change was now “critical”. Eye health leaders warned that inaction could have far-reaching social and economic consequences. National Head of

Working in Britain for non-UK doctors

The National Health Service (NHS) The NHS (in England and Wales) is the means by which health care is delivered to the population. Health care is free of charge at the point of delivery, funded through general taxation. Provision of health care takes place in two main ways: primary and secondary care. Primary care is

Increasing demand on hospital eye services risks patients losing vision

Our President, Professor Carrie MacEwen appeared on BBC Breakfast TV on 16 March 2016 to discuss capacity and demand issues with eye services in the NHS. She has authored the below article for the BBC’s Scrubbing Up. Eyesight is the one sense people fear losing the most.  Many eye diseases which cause sight loss are