UK Ophthalmology Alliance


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What we do

Formed in 2017, the UK Ophthalmology Alliance brings together eye care professionals, patient groups and national ophthalmic bodies across the UK to improve efficiency and pathways, create quality standards, benchmark performance and provide support in areas where performance can be improved. The alliance also provides a national voice on eye care issues, especially around efficiency and the use of resources.

Currently the alliance involves a large number of secondary care ophthalmic units and stakeholders such as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the College of Optometrists, BIOS, Getting it Right First Time and patient charity groups. It is hoped that as the alliance develops, all eye units will be invited to join. The alliance is funded by the NHS England Vanguard Programme and is based on a model created by the National Orthopaedic Alliance

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UK Ophthalmology Alliance first meeting
Inaugural meeting of the UK Ophthalmology Alliance

Last updated: 21st May 2019