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NICE Draft guideline on cataracts in adults: management

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened a consultation on draft guidelines for cataracts in adults, closing 23 June 2017 at 5pm. The guideline covers managing cataracts in adults aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care before, during and after cataract surgery by optimising service organisation, referral and surgical movement, and reducing complications.

Risk to eye patients as NHS England’s Next Steps plan removes 18-week referral to treatment for elective surgery from the list of priorities for the next 12 months

NHS England have published Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View which recognises what has been delivered so far and sets out the priorities for the next stages of the plan. In the Next Steps document, the 18-week waiting time target (RTT) for elective surgery has been removed from the list of priorities over

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Update

Data Submission The cataract audit data submission will take place in September 2016 for data contributed from 01 September 2015 to 31 August 2016. Now will be a good time for you and your colleagues to check your data to ensure that any outstanding data is inputted on your Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems and

RCOphth concerned at the continued restriction of second eye cataract surgery by CCGs

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is concerned to hear that there continues to be a restriction of second eye cataract surgery by some CCGs. The RCOphth stresses that the decision to perform second eye cataract surgery should be based entirely on clinical need. A report by the Scottish Health Technologies Group (Healthcare Improvement Scotland) identified evidence

Clinical Guidelines

RCOphth Clinical Guidelines The aim of College Clinical Guidelines is to identify the best medical evidence, set standards of patient care and ensure patient safety, providing a benchmark for outcomes within which high quality Ophthalmology can be practiced in the UK health service. Our guidelines are systematically generated to help clinicians make better decisions about appropriate healthcare