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RCOphth follow up survey finds continued cataract rationing imposed by CCGs despite NICE Guidance

Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed, with approximately 400,000 operations delivered per year in the UK. It is one of the most cost effective and successful operations in modern healthcare. Delays or restrictions to cataract surgery for those who will benefit from the procedure can limit people’s ability to lead independent lives and

NICE publishes serious eye disorders quality standard

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the quality standard but believes the implementation will be challenging for the overwhelmed hospital eye service.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first quality standard looking at serious eye disorders, covering the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

NICE are recruiting for Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) members

NICE are currently recruiting for standing members to join their Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) to support delivery of the library quality standards topics. They are looking to appoint a number of standing members with the following backgrounds/expertise: Audit and measurement professional. For example professionals involved in audit, measurement and service improvement Primary care professional.

Public registration open to register to observe the Quality Standards Advisory committee meeting for serious eye disorders

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened the public registration facility to observe the Quality Standards Advisory committee meeting for serious eye disorders on the NICE website. Registration can be completed via https://www.nice.org.uk/event/qsac1-july-2018 and will close on Thursday 21 June 2018.  NICE are not able to accept late requests to observe this meeting. As

66% of Clinical Leads surveyed by the RCOphth confirm cataract rationing is restricting access to surgery

Cataract surgery: current limitations to patients accessing treatment Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed, with approximately 400,000 performed per year in the UK and has enormous benefit for patients and their quality of life. It is crucial that patients who will benefit from cataract surgery are able to access it, whether for their