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Watch the latest video showcasing NOD’s impact on system transformation and patient care #makemydatacount

The NOD and Communications Teams attended workshops and captured footage of speakers and Clinical Lead John Sparrow, showcasing the important impact NOD has made to cataract surgery and how it is recognised by clinicians, NICE, GIRFT and industry as an important safety and research tool. The video highlights data insights and benefits from those involved

Commissioning Arrangement of the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit after 31 August 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) was commissioned in 2014 by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) to run the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Programme as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP). The NOD audit collects data on cataract surgery performed in England and Wales and provides individual surgeons,

#makemydatacount – Secure national audit funding to protect patient safety and professional standards

We are calling on all those involved in funding and running national clinical audits to support our campaign #makemydatacount. National clinical audits are important to measure how care is being delivered and how medical professionals are delivering that care to the highest standards possible. National audits are developed and continually improved to measure performance 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)

Workshop Review: National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) workshop

This was a one day workshop held on Wednesday 21 February 2018, chaired by Professor John Sparrow, Clinical lead for NOD audit. The day was a means of information and debate and included topics covering the origins of the audit and recommendations to support data validation and completeness.  The risk indicators and risk model /adjustments were