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Ophthalmic Nursing Forum

Our strategic vision is to promote the nature, scope and value of ophthalmic nursing. We share good practice and work with other professional organisations to develop and influence policy, guidelines and education.

Public Health Forum Our Work

Our work

Discover what we're working on now and what we're planning for the future
Public health forum meet the team

Meet the team

Find out more about our committee members and the forum professional lead
Public Health events


Read more about upcoming ophthalmic conferences, workshops and study days hosted by the RCN and other organisations


We welcome your views. Have your say on the latest consultations

Forum Library Subject Guide

Library subject guide

Discover key ophthalmic nursing services information resources including books, reports and journal articles
Public Health News

Related news

The latest RCN ophthalmic related updates 


Read the latest views on ophthalmic issues
Nursing careers resource

Career resources

Read about the varying roles that you can enjoy throughout your health career


Eye Workforce Competencies Documents

National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP)

Stakeholders and useful links

The Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) is an international network of individuals working to prepare, maintain and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment. CEV also undertake systematic reviews of the accuracy of diagnostic tests for common ocular diseases or conditions. CEV have been working on a formal priority setting exercise to identify reviews that they should consider undertaking in the future. They would like the views of nursing staff.

Further resources

Eyes Right: older people and driving. Eyesight deteriorates gradually with age. This publication has been developed to assist nurses working with older people who present with eyesight issues. It includes details on eye health, visual impairment and ageing, highlights nurses’ responsibilities and signposts for further information.

Everyone's responsibility - New video on vision and falls by Liverpool University.

Royal College of Ophthalmologists. NOD Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) audit report

Join the RCN Opthalmic Forum Facebook Group

RCN Facebook groups are a place where you can get involved in honest and open discussions on the issues that affect you and your field of practice