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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

Scottish National Transport Strategy open for consultation

16 August 2019

The National Transport Strategy sets out Transport Scotland's vision for the next 20 years

Upcoming Events

BES and JST Icelandic infinity sailing adventure and expedition

Saturday 3 Aug 2019 - Friday 30 Aug 2019
British Exploring Society and Jubilee Sailing Trust have joined forces again to provide a once in lifetime opportunity to sail the North Atlantic Sea and explore the remote extra-ordinary Icelandic terrain.
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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.

Forward view: Vision and eye health conference

This multidisciplinary conference on 9 October 2019 will bring together a wealth of professionals and medical experts to discuss, engage and create positive strategies for the vision sector.
The conference will encompass interactive workshops with tangible takeaways, present new research and updates for all involved in eye health and care.
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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

Over one-third of older people with sight loss are also living with depression

Recent Resources


Consultation outcome: Public Health Outcomes Framework: indicator changes 2019 to 2022

Good news that the Government response to the Public Health Outcomes Framework 2019/20 consultation, published on 2 August 2019 –

Scotland’s Accessible Travel Framework Our Delivery Plan for 2019-2020

Vision and priorities for 2019-2020 This Vision and priorities paper has been prepared by Transport Scotland’s Accessible Travel Policy Branch

Eye: Failing to plan and planning to fail. Can we predict the future growth of demand on UK Eye Care Services?

John Cameron Buchan, Paul Norman, Darren Shickle, Andrew Cassels-Brown & Carrie MacEwen The major ophthalmic diseases of public health concern

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#Scottish National Transport Strategy open for consultation @TransportScot for a sustainable, inclusive & accessible transport system helping to deliver a healthier, fairer & more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors. Have your say https://t.co/nB5xFZcsVm

More speakers for Forward view: Vision & #EyeHealth #RSMVUK19 Priorities in #Children’s eye health #VisionScreening the only game in town? Professor Anna Horwood @FollowBIOS Professor Bruce Evans #InstituteOfOptometry Annegret Dahlmann-Noor @Moorfields https://t.co/TUvGsEPlVF

Consultation outcome: #PublicHealth Outcomes Framework: indicator changes 2019 to 2022. Good news as the preventable #SightLoss indicators 4.12i-4.12iv remain the same @DHSCgovuk @PHE_uk