All doctors have a duty to understand, and participate in delivering quality, safety and clinical governance in modern healthcare as described in the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) Good Medical Practice Domain 2. This document aims to provide a simple overview of the principles and practice of clinical effectiveness and clinical audit for ophthalmologists.
The aim of this document is to provide advice on the identification and management of an outbreak of post ophthalmic procedure (post-op) endophthalmitis. The guidance will concentrate particularly on cataract surgery, but the principles and much of the detail are applicable to other intraocular procedures including intravitreal injections.
This ophthalmic services guidance gives guidance to ophthlamologists on the services available to them, where these services are available and what support ophthalmic pathology services can provide ophthlamologists.
This document describes a proposed data set for corneal cross-linking (CXL). The data set has been composed by a working group of the UK CXL Consortium, comprising a representative selection of experts in the management of keratoconus and related corneal ectasias working in a variety of healthcare and academic environments across the UK.
This guidance is a resource to assist commissioners, clinicians and managers deliver high quality and evidence and outcome-based glaucoma services across England and beyond.
Many patients who attend ophthalmology departments also have dementia. This quality standard has been developed to help ophthalmology departments provide high quality care for these patients. It addresses staff training, support to participate in decisions about care, the design of clinical areas, waiting times and appointment durations, provision of information, assessment of vision and referral for support.
This ophthalmic service guidance provides advice on how to appropriately design services so that they are suitable for patients with learning disabilities and highlights some solutions to the difficulties that a service will need to overcome.
Guidelines goveirng the diagnostic toools, management, service set up and delivery of optimal care pathway for patients with RVO
This document describes a proposed data set for macular hole surgery. The data set has been composed by a subcommittee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Informatics and Audit Sub-committee, comprising a representative selection of experts in vitreoretinal surgery working in different healthcare environments across the UK.