Congratulations to Raymond Curran, Head of Opthalmic Services at the Health and Social Care Board who has been awarded a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Fellowship.
NICE is the organisation responsible for producing national guidance and advice to improve health and social care for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services.
The NICE Fellowship is a prestigious programme which offers an opportunity for experienced leaders within the field of health and social care to become ambassadors for NICE at regional and national levels.
Fellowships are a three-year commitment and fellows are expected to act as an ambassador for NICE, improving quality by raising awareness of NICE standards, pathways, guidance and indicators.
Raymond plans to use his fellowship to research an ophthalmology pathway (glaucoma) and assess awareness, compliance and outcomes against standards and indicators, with particular reference to the community aspects of the pathway, and the patient voice in the development of new models of care.