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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 4 Strategic Panels:

    • Epidemiology, evidence and statistics
    • Research, 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

FE News: New figures show attainment gap remains for vision impaired pupils

21 August 2018

The Scottish Government’s new figures on leaver destinations published today show that there has been an increase in the number of pupils with vision impairment who progress to higher education, training or employment.

Upcoming Events

National DAA Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter Launch Event

Monday 3 Sep 2018
Attend to hear about the Charter and have the opportunity to network with colleagues from hospitals across the country.
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Podcasts

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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Vision UK provides a weekly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues. The newsletter covers topical news stories from Vision UK and our members, 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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Starting Point
86% of people in the UK value their eyesight above any other sense

Recent Resources

21
Aug

NICE publish: Intermediate care including reablement quality standard

Quality standard [QS173] Published date: August 2018 What the quality statement means for different audiences: Service providers (such as hospitals,
20
Aug

Agenda and Papers for the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network meeting 14/09/18

Agenda and Papers for the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network meeting on 14/09/18 attached below. we will
20
Aug

Sensory statistics publication to people newly certified as severely sight impaired and sight impaired in Wales is currently published every 2 years, next update will be due in June 2019.

The sensory statistics publication to people newly certified as severely sight impaired and sight impaired in Wales is currently published

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