C11.2.6 ABDO Advice Concerning Refractive Surgery

C11.2.6 It is ideal, but not essential to provide details of more than one clinic to a patient. You may have a relationship with a particular refractive surgery clinic (or clinics), whereby to the best of your knowledge and your considered clinical judgement they offer a good service that you are happy to recommend to your patients. However referral to another clinician or organisation for clinical care must not involve a fee or its equivalent. You or a colleague may be providing a local co -management programme for your patients on behalf of your preferred clinic, either pre-operatively, post-operatively, or both. Any financial recompense for professional time and/or consultation MUST also be divulged to the patient in order that this remuneration is transparent to all and seen as appropriate.