This handbook describes what local health and care systems can do to transform ophthalmology elective care services at pace, why this is necessary and how the impact of this transformation can be measured. Practical guidance for implementing and adopting a range
The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance visit of the North Mersey diabetic eye screening service 18 January 2018. The QA visit team identified 3 high priority findings: a screening backlog in Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust lack
National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) cataract audit to report on all NHS funded cataract surgery in England and Wales. Included in this second prospective report are operations undertaken between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. For comparisons with results from the first year of
These documents set out the terms and conditions of the model contract that NHS England will use when commissioning General Ophthalmic Services (GOS).
This document provides Commissioners of primary care services the context, information and tools to safely commission and contract manage primary eye health contracts. Appendices
Evidence-based recommendations on cenegermin (Oxervate) for treating neurotrophic keratitis in adults.
This policy document outlines the arrangements for funding of treatment for corneal blindness.
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment report that calls for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, NHS England, The Department of Health and Social Care, local authorities, commissioners, delivery bodies, NHS providers and sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to act now on eye health.
The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance (QA) visit of the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme North of Tyne & Gateshead screening service held on 14 September 2017. The QA visit team identified 1 high priority findings as
NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on ORA G3 to measure corneal hysteresis a possible risk factor for glaucoma. Key uncertainties around the evidence or technology are whether the published studies are applicable to the NHS, and if
The General Ophthalmic Services Contracts (Continuing Education and Training Allowances) Payments Directions 2018 and a form to claim the continuing education and training payment between 2 July 2018 and 1 November 2018.
Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to North and East Devon held on 26 April 2017. The QA visit team identified 6 high priority issues as summarised below: low levels of reporting screening safety incidents identification and implementation of actions following
Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to West Sussex held on 29 June 2017. The QA visit team identified 6 high priority findings as summarised below: internal quality assurance oversight and reporting long term capacity and demand planning for screening and
Good eye health will enable people to live as independently as possible, have a high quality of life and save the cost of avoidable visual loss. As well as providing an overview of population need in the region and eye
The letter provides guidance for: all staff dealing with general ophthalmic services the hospital eye service optometrists ophthalmic medical practitioners It sets out: the NHS sight test fee and NHS domiciliary fees from 1 April 2018 optical voucher values from
Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to East Anglia Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 18 October 2017. The visit found 3 high priority findings: the hard copy of clinic information containing patient identifiable data (PID) is not destroyed promptly after it
Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to the Humber held on 17 January 2018. It finds 3 high priority findings as summarised below: grading – high numbers in primary grading due to increase in screening not matching staff resource failsafe and
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adults. It aims to improve the speed at which people are diagnosed and treated to prevent loss of sight.
College of Optometrists report that finds despite an growth in the amount of clinical data held electronically in optometric practice systems, the data is not organised in a way that can be used in research and service planning. It highlights
This guideline covers managing cataracts in adults aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care before, during and after cataract surgery by optimising service organisation, referral and surgical management, and reducing complications. It further aims to improve the availability