The executive summary for the College's AMD commissioning guidance.
Both the range and sophistication of ophthalmic imaging technologies have increased rapidly in recent years. This document provides an overview of the current state of commercially available ophthalmic imaging technologies and their clinical applications as things stand at the time of publication and readers should note this is a rapidly changing field.
This document represents the expert consensus, based on available evidence and national guidance, of the Paediatric Sub-committee of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) regarding best practice and fundamental standards for children’s ophthalmic services.
The workforce calculator tool has been designed to predict the staffing requirements for different patient pathways to serve the local population needs. It provides detail on number of surgical lists, and the total annual and weekly ophthalmologist sessions needed, taking into account the primary eye care workforce.
Ophthalmology accounts for around 6% of all NHS procedures, with 700,000 elective admissions per year of which 400,000 are cataracts and over 95% are day cases in England. This document will concentrate on the facilities and equipment for provision of ophthalmic major surgery but will touch on requirements for minor operation (see also RCOphth Standards for intravitreal injections).
This manual covers the process of how the RCOphth develops commissioning guidance including guidance development group recruitment, writing process and peer review.
An audit tool which can be used to assess the quality and safety of an eye clinic.
This document intends to provide a glossary and basic introduction to the multiple facets of healthcare informatics and provides references for further reading.
This document highlights the cost effectivesness of performing strabisums surgery on adults and the evidence against the rationing on non-clinical grounds.