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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

Sharing patient information between healthcare professionals – a joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists

People using health and social care services are entitled to expect that their personal information will remain confidential. However, people also expect professionals to share information with other members of the care team. Good sharing of information[1], when sharing is appropriate, is as important as maintaining confidentiality. Optometrists, as regulated professionals, are part of the