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Guidance on high volume cataract lists and hubs aims to improve patient care post-COVID

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) have jointly produced a new document offering guidance and recommendations for setting up cataract hubs and high volume cataract lists, to improve help patient care post-COVID. Ophthalmology is the highest volume outpatient specialty in England, providing over 7.5 million outpatient appointments a […]

GIRFT authors’ study into COVID-19 mortality published in The Lancet

A new paper published in The Lancet (Respiratory Medicine) shows that the rate of in-hospital deaths from COVID-19 in NHS hospitals in England fell during the first wave of the pandemic as a result of rapid learning by clinicians leading to improved treatment of patients. The study, entitled Patient factors and temporal trends associated with […]