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RCOphth welcomes NHS England Accessible Information Standard

By 31 July 2016 all providers of NHS and publicly funded adult social care services must have fully implemented NHS England’s Accessible Information Standard. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes this new standard to ensure that all providers offer disabled patients and carers with the most appropriate communication arrangements for their needs. Safe and effective care

New: Eye Care Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Written in collaboration with VISION 2020 UK and SeeAbility the Eye Care Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities 2015 Ophthalmic Services Guidance Chapter aims to provide ophthalmologists with guidance and support so as to enable them to provide insightful and quality treatment to patients with learning disabilities. The College information can also be supplemented by

Quality Standards for Services for Patients with Learning Disabilities

There are numerous personal accounts nationwide of ways in which ophthalmologists have been able to enhance the quality of life of people with learning disability. The impact of an intervention to improve sight should not be underestimated. In 2011 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, with the support of SeeAbility, VISION 2020 UK and the RNIB,