The aim of this document is to provide a framework for ophthalmic services to facilitate the administration of necessary and appropriate eye drops by unregistered health professionals to patients under the care of the ophthalmic department. It outlines how this is possible and legal within the currently legal and regulatory systems.
Covid 19 rapid advice and guidance regarding Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery (ISBCS) and how ISBCS can be used to limit patient's exposure to the hospital environment
A clinical tool for classification of patients with glaucoma into strata of risk for significant future sight loss and an estimate of resource requirement for managing the patient.
In this document we have developed a list of patient outcomes and associated consequence categories which aim to help guide the assessment of patient harm for ophthalmology patients
For adult patients with mental capacity to give valid consent to Cataract removal and new lens implant / Phacoemulsification and IOL
This document describes the recommended method for ophthalmology providers to measure delays to follow-up care using a patient administration system (PAS) field which can submit data to NHS Digital to assess national performance, provide data for managing individual patients and services, and allow reporting to commissioners and trust executive teams. This allows the calculation of the Portfolio of Eye Health & Care follow up indicator of % of hospital outpatient appointments that occur within 25% of their intended follow up period, including rescheduling or hospital initiated cancellations14. In order to ensure consistency across providers on derived metrics, it is essential that data collected from any PAS has been recorded in a consistent and equitable manner.
This document is to keep members informed of developments with the UK genomics services. However, this is a very fast moving area with rapid developments driven at the national level. The information in this document is correct as at February 2020.
On occasion, healthcare organisations may have concerns regarding some aspects of delivery of an ophthalmology service or they may wish to have an objective assessment of how their service is performing. Find out what the RCOphth Service Review can do for you.
Surgical checklists represent a relatively simple strategy for addressing surgical patient safety worldwide. The RCOphth have adapted the WHO surgical checklist for cataract surgery checklist for use within ophthalmic departments.