NICE Quality Standards for Serious Eye Disorders

  • 25 Apr 2019

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) welcomes the recent publication of the NICE Quality Standards for Serious Eye Disorders.

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CCEHC welcomes the recent publication of the NICE Quality Standards for Serious Eye Disorders1 to support the planning and delivery of high quality care.  
We are particularly pleased to see that these have adopted Indicator 11 from the Portfolio of Indicators for Eye Health and Care: “% Hospital appointments that occur within 25%  of their intended follow up period, including rescheduling of hospital initiated cancellations and non-attendance”2 in the following quality statements: 

  • NICE QS 4 - Process statement (c ) for AMD3
  • NICE QS 5 – Process statement (b) for Glaucoma4 

This is another example of the national uptake of the SAFE tools and resources from the CCEHC.

In addition, this particular indicator has already been adopted by the following NHS England programmes: 


Notes to editors


  1. NICE Quality standard for serious eye disorders
  2. Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning website
  3. NICE Quality statement 4: Monitoring late age-related macular degeneration (wet active)    
  4. NICE Quality statement 5: Reassessment – chronic open angle glaucoma or related conditions   
  5. Nesta/NHS England - Transforming elective care services ophthalmology  

About us

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

Its member organisations are: 

  • The College of Optometrists
  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Association of British Dispensing Opticians
  • British and Irish Orthoptic Society
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Optical Confederation (including the Local Optical Committee Support Unit)
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Nursing (Ophthalmic nursing forum)
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People
  • International Glaucoma Association
  • Macular Society
  • Vision UK

Contact: Olivier Denève, Secretary to the CCEHC, E:, T: 020 7766 4383.

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