The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (College) provides a range of advice, standards and
guidelines on the delivery of eye care services. Commissioning Guidance are systematically
developed tools designed to help Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and other
commissioning organisations make better decisions about appropriate healthcare for
specific eye disorders and to fulfil their obligation to commission healthcare for their
population that meets the requirements of the NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators and
the Government’s mandate for the NHS.
This process manual details the College Commissioning Guidance (hereinafter referred to as
“guidance”) development process to ensure consistency and provide users with assurance
that the appropriate methodologies and strategies have been adopted.