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Ophthalmic Services Guidance

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is the guardian of excellence in ophthalmology. It aims to set standards in all aspects of ophthalmology to achieve high-quality care and protect patient safety. Ophthalmic services guidance is intended to inform ophthalmologists and those managing eye services how to best provide services, clearly identifying standards of practice to be

Paediatric Ophthalmology

Diagnostic Pathway following Child Vision Screening Public Health England recently convened an advisory group (with input from a wide group of stakeholders that included RCOphth, the National Screening Committee, the College of Optometrists, BIOS and Vision UK). The aim was to help commissioners and providers turn the UK National Screening Committee recommendations for vision screening

Commissioning ophthalmic services for children

Guidance Description Advice on Commissioning of Ophthalmic Services for Children – 2017 The prevention of vision and eye conditions and promotion of good visual health for children require very different approaches to those used in adult services.  The RCOphth’s Paediatric Sub-committee document, authored by Jugnoo Rahi, Advice on Commissioning of Ophthalmic Services for Children, will help inform commissioners


The College maintains standards in ophthalmology and this includes providing authoritative guidance on, and advice on innovation and efficiency in service delivery within, commissioning of eye services in the UK. These publications are for use by commissioners, provider organisations and all professional groups, who will be working together to ensure appropriately commissioned safe ophthalmic care.