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Refractive Surgery Dataset

The National Data Set for Refractive Surgery provides organisations with a list of standardised relevant and well-defined variables to be collected in laser and implant based refractive surgery and associated pre and postoperative care. The data recommendations include spectacle test results and tests of distance, intermediate and near vision without glasses (both eyes open) before

Audit and Data

Clinical effectiveness is one of the three arms of healthcare quality and can be defined as “Care which provides good outcomes, that is good results or success of care for patients.  This can be assessed both through clinical outcome measures, such as mortality/survival rates, complication rates, and through patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) such as

Quality and Safety

Healthcare quality and safety must be paramount in all ophthalmic services and at the centre of ophthalmic clinical professional practice. Clinical governance is the system or process by which quality and safety are delivered and continuously improved. High quality care essentially describes care which achieves good outcomes for patients through the provision of evidence based

Three new Ophthalmic Services Guidance Chapters

The RCOphth aims to set standards in all aspects of the delivery of ophthalmic care in the interests of patients and the public. Three new guidance chapters have recently been updated and added to our standards publications; the guidance is intended to inform both ophthalmologists and those managing eye services. The updated chapters are: Clinical Audit

Ophthalmic Services Guidance

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is the guardian of excellence in ophthalmology. It aims to set standards in all aspects of ophthalmology to achieve high-quality care and protect patient safety. Ophthalmic services guidance is intended to inform ophthalmologists and those managing eye services how to best provide services, clearly identifying standards of practice to be