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The Eye Care Digital Playbook – How digital technology is transforming ophthalmic service delivery

The Eye Care Digital Playbook – How digital technology is transforming ophthalmic service delivery

Date: Monday 1 March, 5pm – 6.15pm

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Join speakers from NHSX, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the national Eye Care Restoration & Transformation programme sharing the successes and challenges of implementing digitally supported care to restore and transform ophthalmic services in the pandemic.  Delayed and postponed appointments are exacerbating pre-existing capacity problems and risk of avoidable loss of vision. In response to the pandemic measures in place and to continue delivery of care, ophthalmologists have begun to find new ways to meet patient needs and restore services in a safe and sustainable way.

The webinar will showcase the NHSX Eye Care digital playbook, as part of a series of webinars with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to look at how the eye care playbook can improve patient experience and directly help clinicians support their patients. We’ll be looking in detail at the playbook and featuring various case studies showing how digital solutions are being used across the NHS to solve common issues.

The first webinar explores:

  • how the Eye Care Restoration and Transformation programme is driving major changes rapidly for the benefit of patients with eye conditions
  • the role and benefits of digital technology in delivering better eye care pathways
  • how to access and use the eye care digital playbook
  • experiences from those who have implemented digitally supported care, the successes and challenges

The national Eye Care Restoration and Transformation programme is bringing together national stakeholders and patient organisations to implement changes to deliver care differently using the wider workforce, primary care optometry, highly efficient care pathways and the widespread adoption of digitally supported care, developing joined-up whole-system services and personalised healthcare for all patients. There are already many examples of successful use of digital technology to improve eye care for patients, join the webinar to hear from ophthalmology clinical leads and NHSEI.

Minutes Topic Speaker Title/Org
2 Introduction Mel Hingorani RCOphth Chair, Professional Standards, Consultant Ophthalmologist
5 The Eye Care Restoration & Transformation programme Mel Hingorani


5 Digital eye care update Guy Mole Specialist Registrar
10 The Eye Care Digital playbook Veronica Chan

Alex Chiu

NHSX Project Manager
NHSE/RCOphth Clinical Fellow
10 NHS mail Stella Hornby Consultant Ophthalmologist in Urgent Eye Care & Primary Care Ophthalmology, Oxford Eye Hospital
10 Attend anywhere Peter Thomas

Gordon Hay

Director of Digital Innovation, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Service Director: A&E Deputy Director of Education Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital

10 Blueworks Scott Vallance Ophthalmic Imaging & Data Quality Manager, GDESP & Ophthalmic Imaging, Gloucester Royal Hospital
20 Discussion & questions Panel
3 Close Mel Hingorani
Guy Mole

About NHSX Digital Playbooks
Last December, NHSX launched a library of digital playbooks on its website, as part of a programme of work supporting the commitment to reduce face-to-face outpatient appointments by up to a third over the next five years, as set out in The NHS Long Term Plan.

The digital playbooks are aimed at NHS staff and use case studies to show how different technology is being used across the UK to support clinicians and improve care. They cover the five highest-volume specialities: cardiology; respiratory; ophthalmology; musculoskeletal and dermatology. Further playbooks are planned this year, with exact specialties to be announced in the coming months.