Standards & Guidance

Our range of high-quality guidance helps to maintain standards in the planning, practice and commissioning of patient care. Our clinical guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations across all aspect of care or of eye conditions; Concise Practice Points make recommendations for less frequent and targeted clinical situations, succinctly describing the scientific and clinical evidence alongside expert input to enhance clinician and patient decision making. Our Commissioning guidance supports eye units to develop services to meet local population needs.

The management of visual problems in people with learning disabilities 2011

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. 

AOMRC Advice on Supporting Professional Activities in consultant job planning

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.