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Response to the BBC feature on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening

Aug 28

In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices

  • 28 August 2018

RCOphth endorses the APPG report ‘See the Light’ that highlights continuing crisis in hospital eye services

Jun 11

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses the APPG Eye Health and Visual Impairment report, ‘See the Light’, but says the crisis is not new Patients across England are losing sight due to delayed and cancelled eye care appointments The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), a key partner in the development of the ‘See the Light’

  • 11 June 2018

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health inquiry into lack of capacity report launches 6 June 2018

May 31

The RCOphth has contributed to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health inquiry into the capacity issues affecting patients. The report will be launched at Parliament on 6 June and the success of the launch will be helped by having a good attendance of MPs. With this in mind, all members are kindly requested

  • 31 May 2018

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