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Membership of the National Cataract Audit Advisory Group – Open Call

14 April 2021

The National Ophthalmology Database Audit (NOD) is internationally renowned as an exemplar of high quality audit that produces results in positive outcomes for patients and the profession. The NOD Cataract audit aims to prospectively collect, collate and analyse a standardised, nationally agreed dataset from all centres providing cataract surgery in the United Kingdom.

It is a powerful quality improvement tool that enables benchmarking of standards of care, consistent with NICE guideline NG77 cataract surgery in adults: management, and allows detailed audit of clinical outcomes as a by-product of routine clinical care when using Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.

This is an exciting time to be joining the National Cataract Audit Advisory Group. The group has recently appointed John Buchan as it’s new clinical lead.

About the role

We are seeking applications for ophthalmologist representatives from the RCOphth membership. As an Advisory Group member, you will support the Clinical Lead and Project manager in developing the national cataract audit.

Members will work in partnership with the RCOphth NOD Delivery Team and other stakeholders to agree clinical and process outcomes for the audit, to identify opportunities to disseminate the audit results and to suggest re-design of patient pathways.

Applicants should have prior experience and expertise in both clinical audit and regularly perform cataract surgery, and be members of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. We may also consider applications from trainees with relevant experience and interest (most likely, ST5 and above).

Application process

Please see the Terms of Reference outlining the full role description and apply via the application form, and accompanying documents.

Application documents:

We are no longer recruiting for this role. Look at the College Roles page for current vacancies. 

More information

If you would like more information, please contact the RCOphth NOD Project Team: [email protected]