Publications, News and Events

View the latest NOD publications, news and event information here.

 

Key dates for the NOD audit data collection, submission and reporting

Overview of the key dates for the NOD audits.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) audit year 2 report

The second annual report of the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) AMD Audit presents an analysis of data submitted by 66 centres across all four home nations and Guernsey. More centres participated than in the first year and the growing participation and size of the dataset suggest an acceptance of the clinical application of the audit and add validity to the findings. Treatment providers can use the information to compare outcomes with national aggregates and local peers, identify key clinical care processes and share best practice. 

Information for patients about the AMD audit (Word format)

Information for patients about the AMD audit (pdf format)

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ National ophthalmology database study of cataract surgery: Report 14, cohort analysis – the impact of CapsuleGuard® utilisation on cataract surgery posterior capsule rupture rates 

Buchan, J.C., Norridge, C.F.E., Barnes, B. et al. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ National ophthalmology database study of cataract surgery: Report 14, cohort analysis – the impact of CapsuleGuard® utilisation on cataract surgery posterior capsule rupture rates. Eye (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41433-024-03003-6

National Cataract Audit annual report: 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

The sixth annual report for the National Ophthalmology Database Audit for cataract surgery shows a continuation of the year-on-year reduction in complication rates. The audit findings are favourable indicating that NHS patients are receiving high quality cataract surgery.

Eye Journal Editorial

This editorial in Eye reviews the NOD Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) audit in its recent May 2023 publication: The NOD audit: Insights into the current state of management for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. The first large scale audit of hospital eye care services for patients treated with nAMD in the UK.

First NOD Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) audit annual report published

The NOD Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) audit report is a significant milestone in benchmarking the delivery of AMD treatment in the UK, using data recorded as part of routine clinical care. It reflects the desire and willingness of ophthalmologists throughout the UK to quality assure the care they provide for many thousands of patients who have the rapidly progressive ‘wet’ form of AMD. The audit provides understanding of the quality of care and outcomes of treatment for AMD patients, recommendations and next steps for the audit.

National Cataract Audit annual report: 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

The fifth annual report for the National Ophthalmology Database Audit for cataract surgery showcases how high-quality management, engagement with contributors and continuing insightful analysis of data can directly impact patient care, make savings and improve efficiencies for the NHS. 

Age-related Macular Degeneration Audit – participating organisations May 2023

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists extends its thanks to all the participating organisations signed up for the audit’s second full data extraction which took place in May 2023.

Seeing is Believing: Implementing PROM for Cataract Surgery

View our PROM webinar from March 2022 looking at the use of a self-reported patient centred outcome for cataract surgery and its future use in the NOD national cataract audit.

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) for cataract surgery

Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are ideally suited to interventions for symptomatic conditions such as cataract surgery. Cataract causes symptomatic visual difficulties for those affected, with surgery undertaken to relieve those difficulties. Cat-PROM5 has been developed to measure cataract related visual difficulties which adversely impact vision related quality of life, and their relief from surgery. The NOD is currently running a second pilot with the aim to assess the feasibility of collecting nationally PROMs for cataract surgery nationally as a primary patient centred outcome of benefit of cataract surgery within the scope of the national cataract audit. Read the Health Quality Improvement Partnership early stage feasibility study this new pilot is building on.

All NOD publications 

In addition to our audit reports, we widely publish outputs in peer review journals adding to international community knowledge base and informing changes in practice.

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