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Safety Alerts

The RCOphth receives safety alerts from healthcare organisations, regulatory bodies and industry. We provide recommendations and advice in response to the alerts.

High quality care essentially describes care which achieves good outcomes for patients through the provision of evidence based healthcare delivery (clinical effectiveness), which minimises harm (patient safety) and which provides the patient with a positive, personal experience of care (patient experience).

The College promotes quality and safety in all aspects of ophthalmology and produces many standards and guidelines to support this as well as the following clinical governance guides.

Safety Alerts


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Drugs Shortages

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists works with the UK Ophthalmic Pharmacy Group to update our members on drug shortages.

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Standards & Guidance

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists develops high quality resources including guidelines, standards and much more.

All Standards & Guidance