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    Vision UK

    Vision UK will work 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 4 Strategic Panels:

    • Epidemiology, evidence and statistics
    • Prevention, cures and treatments
    • Services, support and care
    • Public understanding of eye health and sight loss

    We visualise these panels to be senior people from inside and outside of the eye health and sight loss sector (including industry where appropriate). These panels will, via discussion and inquiry, set national strategic priorities and targets for the four headlines.

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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

Thomas Pocklington Trust: Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

21 May 2018

People with vision impairment have an increased risk of depression, new research suggests. Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust

Upcoming Events

Dementia Action Week 2018

Monday 21 May 2018 - Sunday 27 May 2018
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks Matt Broom and Keith Valentine discuss the legacies from VISION 2020 UK and the future strategy and work which Vision UK will undertake.

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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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Starting Point
Around 360,000 people in the UK are registered blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources

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May

England Vision Strategy priorities

England Vision Strategy priorities executive summary In England, over 1.5 million people are living with sight loss, yet public health
21
May

Thomas Pocklington Trust: Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

Dr Ian Petch, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust     People with vision impairment have an
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May

OPO: Parental attitudes to myopia: a key agent of change for myopia control?

Journal of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics Purpose With the increasing prevalence in myopia there is growing interest in active myopia

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