£5 million award for world-leading research facilities within new eye health centre

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has awarded £5 million to UCL in partnership with Moorfields Eye Charity and Moorfields Eye Hospital to support Oriel – a centre for advancing eye health, opening in 2027.

Optometrists and dispensing opticians now eligible for Blue Light Card discount scheme

The AOP welcomes the move, which recognises the important healthcare service provided by the optometry profession.

Most UK doctors experiencing moral distress, survey shows

Nearly four out of five (78%) family doctors across the United Kingdom are experiencing moral distress while caring for their patients.

Accrington Eye Hospital commemorates first anniversary

CHEC marks one year milestone with community celebration.

Joined-up working across Worcestershire eyecare system provides best service for patients

The sight-saving work of an independent eye clinic has been praised for the high quality of service it provides for patients.

NHS online GP registration service rolled out to over 2000 practices

An NHS pledge to roll out a new online GP registration service to 2000 GP practices by the end of the year has been achieved ahead of schedule.

The Eyes Have It launches new report calling for a National Eye Care Plan for England to address surging patient demand

The Eyes Have It is a partnership of Macular Society, Fight for Sight / Vision Foundation, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Association of Optometrists, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Roche Products Ltd.

Ombudsman comments on government announcement of duty of candour review

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Rob Behrens comments on the Department of Health and Social Care's announcement about a review into duty of candour.

CHEC treats first surgical eye patients at REAL Battersea clinic

Community healthcare provider restores sight for local residents in partnership with the NHS.

NHS England - PCSE online business continuity plan

In advance of paperless claims and payments for GOS, NHS England publishes updated business continuity plan as a failsafe in instances when there is a PCSE system outage or connectivity issues.

90% of NHS trusts now have electronic patient records

The NHS has met the government’s target for 90% of trusts adopting electronic patient records (EPR) in hospitals ahead of schedule.

Cricket fan Tony credits NHS cataract surgery with improving his mental health as well as his sight

Tony, 65, could see the ball at Trent Bridge match ‘for the first time in years’ and says ‘everything’ in life has improved, after cataract removal at SpaMedica.