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Scaling up video consultation capabilities in ophthalmology services: The experience at Moorfields

Sep 08
2020

By Peter Thomas, David Probert and Hugh McCaughey The NHS Long Term Plan set out NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ambition to transform outpatient appointments. With the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, these efforts were accelerated with all NHS trusts and foundation trusts supported to roll out video consultations to their patients. The technology is

  • 8 September 2020

College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists launch joint vision for delivering patient eye care services during and beyond COVID-19

Aug 25
2020

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) have developed a joint vision for the two professions to continue to work together to support the delivery of safe and sustainable eye care services in England. The vision sets out three key principles and recommendations for the development and governance of high quality

  • 25 August 2020

Eye Units should send copies of CVI forms for epidemiological analysis

Aug 13
2020

The Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) is the key data source for the preventable sight loss indicator.  Where consent has been given by the patient (or the parent or guardian if the patient is a child), a copy of the CVI form should be sent to Moorfields Eye Hospital for epidemiological analysis. These figures are

  • 13 August 2020

Ophthalmology and Optometry: Our vision for safe and sustainable patient eye care services in England during and beyond COVID-19

Aug 13
2020

With the pandemic continuing to affect the way primary and secondary eye care services are provided for patients in England. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and The College of Optometrists have developed a joint vision to support our workforce and the commissioning of safe and sustainable eye care services that meet the needs of

  • 13 August 2020

Announcement from RCOphth President Bernie Chang: Preparing eyecare services for a potential COVID-19 second wave

Aug 10
2020

Dear Colleagues, We continue to work in uncertain times and the threat of a ‘second wave’ of the pandemic remains a possibility. We also know that this is likely to be compounded by the winter pressures placed on the system. We all have to be vigilant, be prepared and support our services to the best

  • 10 August 2020