Cataract surgery remains the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the UK with almost half a million operations a year, results from our latest National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit show.
This week (19 – 23 June) is Clinical Audit Awareness Week, a national annual campaign that promotes and celebrates the impact of clinical audits in healthcare. RCOphth runs the world renowned National Ophthalmology Database Audit and is recognised by clinicians, NICE, GIRFT and industry as an important safety and research tool that is used to audit the treatment of cataracts and recently has added the potentially blinding disease of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to its work.
The RCOphth has published the first annual report for the NOD Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) audit. The report is a significant milestone in benchmarking the delivery of AMD treatment in the UK, using data recorded as part of routine clinical care.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has published its fifth annual report for the National Ophthalmology Database Audit for cataract surgery. Overall the audit findings indicate high-quality cataract surgery is being delivered to NHS patients with a continuation in the trend seen over the past decade towards improvement.
The RCOphth is inviting Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) services across the UK to participate and submit data for inclusion in the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) AMD Audit’s first full data extraction scheduled for May 2022.
The National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow scheme is run by the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management (FMLM) and places fellows at a national healthcare-affiliated host organisation for a full-time 12-month position. The scheme is designed to develop skills in leadership, management, strategy, project management, and health policy. For those of you interested in a portfolio career, this interest area is an alternative to the traditional routes of research and teaching.
John Buchan, ophthalmology consultant appointed as Clinical Lead for the National Cataract Audit Database.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has committed to a three year project to develop an AMD national audit, supported by funding from the Macular Society for the first six months.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is calling for applications for membership of the new national Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Audit Advisory Group.
The RCOphth has released its annual report for the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit 2018-2019.