Ophthalmology College sets out its priorities for 2024
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has set out its plan for securing sustainable ophthalmology services.
Professor Ben Burton, RCOphth president, said that in 2024, the College would repeat its calls for more ophthalmology training places and call on the system to address chronic “under-resourcing”. More detail will follow in Spring when the RCOphth will publish a “manifesto outlining key steps the next government needs to take to secure the sustainability of NHS eye care services”.
The RCOphth has also announced that it will publish “a vision for integration with the College of Optometrists, setting out what needs to happen to enable more seamless patient care”.
The RCOphth said it would also continue to support longstanding calls for better IT connectivity between primary and secondary eye care, which FODO and other primary eye care representatives have long called for as a critical enabler to delivering safe and effective eye care services.