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Clinical Guidance

New outpatient tariffs and the impact on ophthalmology – managing change for commissioning services

Feb 22

The RCOphth has issued a further response to the December 2016 statement on how the new outpatient tariffs place unnecessary pressure on departments to discharge patients at a time when there is no suitable community care option available. You can read the response below or alternatively download it as a pdf. What are the potential patient safety risks in

  • 22 February 2017

Three new Ophthalmic Services Guidance Chapters

Feb 07

The RCOphth aims to set standards in all aspects of the delivery of ophthalmic care in the interests of patients and the public. Three new guidance chapters have recently been updated and added to our standards publications; the guidance is intended to inform both ophthalmologists and those managing eye services. The updated chapters are: Clinical Audit

  • 7 February 2017

Clinical Guidelines Available Online

Aug 30

The aims of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists include educating and training medical practitioners in the science and practice of ophthalmology and setting and maintaining standards for the specialty. Clinical guidelines published by other organisations, now available through the RCOphth website, are relevant to ophthalmologists and those working in the ophthalmic sector. We welcome suggestions for

  • 30 August 2016

RCOphth Publish Corneal Cross-Linking Data Set

Aug 16

The Corneal Cross-Linking Data Set July 2016 has been composed with the support of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Informatics and Audit Sub-committee, who comprise of a representative selection of experts in a variety of healthcare environments across the UK. The purpose of the Corneal Cross-Linking Data Set is to represent an agreed set of clinical

  • 16 August 2016

NICE revision of Glaucoma Clinical Guidelines

Aug 03

NICE are in the process of revising Clinical Guideline CG85 ‘Glaucoma: Diagnosis and Management’, published in April 2009. The final scope of the proposed revision is available to read online via the NICE website. Key areas that will be covered in the revision include: The diagnostic accuracy of tests used for the provisional and definitive

  • 3 August 2016