Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC)

Bringing together the eye health sector and commissioners in England.

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The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) is an independent advisory body providing evidence-based national clinical leadership, advice and guidance to policy makers in health, social care and public health, and those commissioning and providing eye health services in England. It is recognised as such through a Memorandum of Understanding with NHS England. The CCEHC’s recommendations are provided in the best interest of patients, on the best evidence available and independent of any professional or commercial interests. The College of Optometrists currently holds joint-secretariat of the CCEHC with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.


SAFE - Systems and assurance framework for eye health

The Framework provides the tools to help commissioners in developing a more strategic and consistent approach to planning and delivering services.


Stay up-to-date with the latest news and views from the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC).

Tools for planning and commissioning

The CCEHC has designed frameworks to help commissioners and providers improve patient flows and ease capacity issues with service systems.

Additional information

The CCEHC has endorsed information and guidance for commissioning that has been developed by some of its members.

How the CCEHC works

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) represents the leading clinical professions and charity organisations in the eye-care sector in England.