Launch of the Cataract Clinical Care Standard

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Tuesday, 17 August 2021

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Register now for the launch of Australia’s first national clinical care standard on the care of patients with cataract, hosted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Cataract surgery is the most common elective surgery in Australia, with more than 250,000 people undergoing the procedure each year. The Cataract Clinical Care Standard will help health services to streamline pathways of care and access for people with cataract, to ensure that patients are prioritised for cataract surgery or non-surgical alternatives based on clinical need.

Hear from the experts

Join our panel of experts as they discuss best practice cataract care and their own experience of implementing innovation. The conversation will focus on key aspects of care described in the standard including:

  • Referral from primary care
  • Assessment of patients
  • Prioritisation for surgery
  • Post-operative care
  • Helping patients to make an informed choice.

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Dr Liz Marles – General Practitioner, Hornsby-Brooklyn GP Unit

Liz is past President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and works in clinical practice as Director of the Hornsby-Brooklyn GP Unit in Sydney. Liz has a strong interest in evidence-based medicine and is a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, Chair of Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd and a member of the Cancer Australia Advisory Council.


Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan – Chief Medical Officer, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Anne is Chief Medical Officer at the Commission and a highly respected gastroenterologist with significant leadership experience in a range of healthcare settings. She is also a Conjoint Professor at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. Anne is passionate about improving health care services through sharing knowledge and collaborating across the health system.

Tracy Siggins – Director of Ambulatory Services, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital 

Tracy has been at the forefront of improvements at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne over the past 11 years, as Director of Ambulatory Services and recently as Acting Executive Director Operations. She has led the delivery of high quality, patient-centred clinical services at the hospital, focused on Emergency, Surgical and Specialist Clinic efficiency and effectiveness, implementing new and revised models of care.

The clinical care standard will be launched by Professor Villis Marshall AC, Chair of the Board of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.