Surgeons can lead the way in transforming global health

Surgeons must provide leadership in transforming healthcare across the Global South – by integrating surgery into the global health agenda and advocating for simple and cost-effective surgical procedures that support overall health system strengthening.

SpaMedica extends its ophthalmic training programme, creating vital placements for NHS registrars

The UK’s largest provider of NHS cataract surgery is already supporting 60 aspiring surgeons, and has recently appointed three staff members to further develop its training provision.

New NHS cataract clinic opening in Colchester

A brand-new ophthalmic clinic is opening in Colchester this week, dedicated to providing NHS cataract surgery for patients across Essex.

£1 million boost for wireless innovations to improve patient care

Trials of new wireless technologies to help improve patient care and strengthen connectivity in A&Es and ambulance bays are set to launch across seven NHS trusts, following new funding from NHS England.

£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.