Ophthalmology decision support tools published – clinicians are asked to provide feedback

  • 16 Aug 2022
  • RCOphth

NHS England has recently published a suite of decision support tools. The tools cover varying conditions and include Making a decision about cataracts, Making a decision about open-angle glaucoma and Making a decision about wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), along with guidance on how to use them and evaluating the impact.

Decision support tools (DSTs), also called patient decision aids, support shared decision making (SDM) by making treatment, care and support options explicit, providing evidence-based information about the associated benefits and risks, and helping patients to consider what matters most to them in relation to the possible outcomes, including doing nothing.

These DSTs have been developed in accordance with the NICE standards framework for shared decision-making support tools, including patient decision aids.

NHS England is asking for feedback to inform future clinical DST development. If you would like to share your feedback, please complete this short questionnaire by 31 December 2022.

At its Annual Congress in June, the RCOphth hosted a session titled, Shared decision making: Why, when and how. Congress participants can view the on-demand content with their existing registration or you can register here. This content is available until 1 September 2022.