Please see below details of consultations we are currently holding and responses to our previous consultations. 

 

Multi-disciplinary Professional Standards for Refractive Surgery Providers and Clinical Teams

New standards for providers and clinical teams offering refractive surgery, and which propose new protections for UK patients, have been launched today (Friday 30 June). The standards have been launched by FODO, ABDO, ACLM and FMO – members of the Optical Confederation, representing community eye care providers. Consultation on the initial draft ran from 2 February 2017 - 7 April 2017.

These new standards are intended to ensure patients get the highest quality of care across the board. They are patient-focussed, including new checks and balances on the way a patient’s consent is sought for refractive procedures. 

The standards have been defined by a group of leading ophthalmic surgeons and other experienced eye care professionals, along with input from a wide range of stakeholders, including regulators, professional bodies, providers, eye care charities as well as individual patients.

The Multi-Disciplinary Professional Standards for Refractive Surgery Providers and Clinical Teams are available to view and download here: http://www.fodo.com/downloads/resources/refractive-surgery/multi-disciplinary-professional-standards-for-refractive-surgery-providers.pdf