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Eye health sector launches new SAFE approach to assist in improving the systems around the delivery of eye health and sight loss services in England

Apr 11

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC), which represents the leading clinical professions and sight loss charity organisations in the eye-care sector, has launched a new Systems and Assurance Framework for Eye-health (SAFE)1. Increasing demands on eye health services due to the ageing population and the availability of new treatments continue to create capacity

  • 11 April 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists release first National Data Set in Refractive Surgery

Mar 12

Following the release of Professional Standards for Refractive Surgery and a comprehensive set of informative patient information in April 2017, the RCOphth has now released a national data set to be used by clinics offering refractive surgery. A national data set defines a standard set of information and data to be collected which is generated

  • 12 March 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists receives new funding to support eye health workforce development

Feb 01

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has received funding to develop the Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) to become a reality, enabling further development of an ophthalmology-led multidisciplinary workforce to meet the increasing demands on the hospital eye service. The RCOphth will lead on this collaborative project with the Royal College of Nursing, the College

  • 1 February 2018

NICE press release: People at low risk of developing glaucoma can avoid unnecessary referrals

Nov 02

NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – has updated its guidance on the diagnosis and management of chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG). The new guideline now includes a section on what tests should be carried out by primary eye care professionals to determine if referral to a specialist is necessary. This

  • 2 November 2017

NICE releases NEW Cataract Surgery Guidelines

Oct 26

The College welcomes the new NICE guideline for the management of cataracts in adults, which emphasises the importance of patient communication, shared decision making, minimising and managing risk to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The NICE guidelines also demonstrate the cost effectiveness of cataract surgery through scientific and financial modelling, meaning that

  • 26 October 2017