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RCOphth President responds to the Dr Bawa-Garba Court of Appeal ruling

Aug 17
2018

On 13 August the Court of Appeal overturned the previous decision to remove Dr Bawa-Garba from the medical register. Clearly, there are no winners in such a tragic case. There are many lessons to be learned, both by professional organisations and individuals. Hopefully, the final outcome will be better and safer care for patients. Michael

  • 17 August 2018

New PHSO clinical standard

Aug 16
2018

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has introduced a new clinical standard – the Ombudsman’s Clinical Standard. For complaints about NHS clinical care and treatment in England, PHSO aims to establish what would have been good clinical care and treatment in the situation complained about and whether what actually happened fell short of that.

  • 16 August 2018

Second Prospective Annual Report of the NOD Audit Published

Aug 16
2018

The second prospective National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit report on cataract surgery performed in England and Wales during the 2016 to 2017 audit year was published on 9 August 2018. The report includes data on 183,812 eligible cataract operations undertaken between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 by 83 NHS cataract surgical centres in

  • 16 August 2018

NICE serious eye disorders quality standard consultation

Aug 16
2018

The NICE serious eye disorders quality standard consultation will run from 10/09/2018 to 08/10/2018. Registered stakeholders will be notified on the day the consultation opens with instructions on how to submit comments. For further information on the quality standard or the NICE quality standards programme in general please see the links below. Serious eye disorders

  • 16 August 2018

Artificial intelligence as good as experts at detecting eye diseases

Aug 16
2018

This week news surfaced of an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, DeepMind Health and University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology, which can recommend the correct referral decision for over 50 eye diseases. The AI system can recommend the correct referral decision with 94% accuracy, which

  • 16 August 2018