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    Vision UK

    Vision UK works in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. To enable this we are setting up four Strategic Panels:

    • Evidence and statistics
    • Research, cures and treatments
    • Services, support and care
    • Public perception of sight loss

    Panel members will include senior people from inside and outside the eye health and sight loss sector (including industry where appropriate). The panels will, via discussion and inquiry, set national strategic priorities and targets.

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    Who are we?

    Vision UK’s ambition is for the UK to be a nation where:
    • Everyone looks after their sight.
    • People’s eye conditions are identified early, treated and, where possible, cured.
    • People obtain services which are person centred, joined-up and good quality.
    • People with sight loss live the lives they choose.

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    Portfolio of Indicators for Eye Health and Care

    Within the Vision UK Ophthalmic Public Health Committee leading clinical and patient organisations have come together to agree which outcomes and quality indicators should be used to measure and improve the performance of eye health services around the UK.

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Latest News

Fight for Sight celebrity supporters take part in annual ICAP Charity Day

11 December 2019

Star-studded line-up of Fight for Sight’s celebrity supporters comprising footballing legend, Michael Owen, took part in a global fundraising initiative known as the annual ICAP Charity Day.

Upcoming Events

Audio Description Tour at the National Museum Cardiff: Dippy on Tour

Thursday 12 Dec 2019
Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, has come to Cardiff!
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman in conversation with Matt Broom, CEO Vision UK, on the changes in Vision UK and plans for the future

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Vision UK provides a monthly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues, covering news, research, professional insight, events and vacancies within the sector.

Starting Point

A guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment.

This information introduces you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment.

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Sight Advice FAQ

The Sight Advice FAQ answers questions about living with sight loss, eye health or being newly diagnosed with a sight condition.
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Sight Advice FAQ

Two-thirds of registered blind and partially sighted people of working age are not in paid employment

Recent Resources


The Kings Fund: Leading for integrated care: ‘If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration’

This quote from an integrated care leader says it all. Under current plans all parts of the NHS in England

Vision UK response to the Consultation on plans to cease NHS Digital General Ophthalmic Services Workforce and Activity publications.

NHS Digital collect and publish two data series relating to the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) arrangements. These services include preventative

Family Practitioner Services (FPS) Statistics for Northern Ireland Quarterly Series – Q2 19/20

This quarterly series is a subset of the FPS annual statistical publication with data provided for selected key tables. The

Recent Tweets

Glasgow radio station for blind @RNIBRadio hits one million download target. Based in Glasgow (with satellite studios in London and Cardiff) it was launched by @RNIB in 2007 as Europe’s first radio station for and by #blind and #PartiallySighted people https://t.co/2nr8c5zSVv

Interesting Vacancies at @BritBlindSport for a Finance Director https://t.co/NRrcPE7ISI closes 13/01 and a Trusts and Foundations Officer https://t.co/rHSA6bz1ae closes 09/01


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