This guidance document on the management of visual problems in people with learning disability aims to demonstrate how simple changes to practice will enhance the quality of care provided to people with learning disability. There are numerous personal accounts nationwide of ways in which ophthalmologists have been able to enhance the quality of life of people with learning disability. The impact of an intervention to improve sight should not be underestimated.
This document summarises the key messages contained with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists guidance on Management of visual problems in people with learning disability. The aim of this document is to demonstrate how simple changes to practice will enhance the quality of care provided to people with learning disability.
The Academy of Medical Royal College’s understanding of Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) is that they reflect time spent undertaking teaching, training, education, CPD (including reading journals), audit, appraisal, research, clinical management, clinical governance, service development etc; activities that are essential to the long-term maintenance of the quality of the service but do not represent direct patient care.
Guidance regarding suitable job planning for consultant ophthalmologists
Guidelines for Screening for Uveitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) produced jointly by BSPAR and the RCOphth 2006 Aim of the screening programme is to reduce the incidence of visual impairment among children and young people with JIA by early detection through screening allowing for early intervention.