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Commissioning guide for paediatric screening
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has published its latest advice on commissioning of ophthalmic services for children. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Meeting demand for eye services
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has published a resource for ophthalmic teams, hospital managers and commissioners that are seeking to develop sustainable ways of working to meet the increasing demand in ophthalmic services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cataract patients face postcode lottery of waiting times for NHS cataract treatment
This report highlights differences in waiting times for NHS cataract treatment across Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in 2015/16. The RNIB is calling for all CCGs to implement the Royal College of Ophthalmologists cataract commissioning guidance to ensure patients are given the best and most appropriate care, in a timely manner. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commissioning guide for Glaucoma services
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning have recently published the NICE accredited commissioning guide for Glaucoma services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 14, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

50% of CCGs expect eye care to increase in next three years
A survey of CCGs by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists found that 50% expect eye service provision to increase in the next three years. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 13, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PM urged to end 'damaging' contract stand-off
The leaders of 13 royal colleges have urged prime minister David Cameron to end the ‘damaging’ junior doctors contract stand-off. The 'eleventh hour' call comes in a letter signed by the clinical leaders which says health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s refusal to return to negotiations, and the resulting impasse, ‘poses a significant threat to our whole healthcare system’. Junior doctors will set up pickets across the country on Tuesday, 26 April and Wednesday, 27 April — the fifth round of industrial action. Last week, the BMA offered to call off the strike if Mr Hunt lifted imposition of the ...
Source: BMA News - April 25, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients are going blind because hospitals keep cancelling 'low priority' appointments
Professor Carrie MacEwen, of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, said as many as four patients a week are suffering irreversible sight loss due to delayed appointments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality standard for people with sight loss and dementia
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Vision 2020 UK dementia and sight loss committee have developed a quality standard to help eye clinics and ophthalmology departments provide high quality care for patients with dementia. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 29, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: Smartphone-based eye chart apps not as reliable as standard test
Results from smartphone-based Snellen charts, which are eye charts used to measure visual acuity, are not consistent with results from standard Snellen visual acuity chart tests, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne. The study was published in Eye, which is the official journal of the The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. The […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 1, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Provider Uncategorized Eye eye chart apps MyVisionTrack smartphone-based vision test Snellan app visual acuity app test visual acuity test Source Type: news

Cataract commissioning guidance
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists hopes that this guidance will assist those who commission cataract services and those who provide care for patients with cataract. They also hope, that it will help patients and members of the public to understand and contribute to the debate about how cataract services should be provided in the future. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 2, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

NHS 'should use cancer drug for eyes'
A drug that prevents elderly people losing their sight should be routinely available on the NHS, says the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaflets for people with dementia
The VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group (DASLIG) is led by representatives from Alzheimer’s Society, RNIB, Thomas Pocklington Trust, Macular Society, and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. DASLIG aims to increase the knowledge and information available for people living with dementia and sight loss, their families and friends. More .... (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 11, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Ophthalmic Specials Guidance for prescribing unlicensed medicines published
As highlighted by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the UK Ophthalmic Pharmacy Group (UK OPG) over 30,000 prescriptions for unlicensed eye preparations were dispensed in England and Wales at a cost of almost £3 million in the first nine months of 2013.  The Royal Colleg (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - May 11, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news