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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

Macular Society: Blind tennis star to represent GB in first world tournament

20 April 2018

Macular Society trustee, Paul Ryb, is one of eight British visually-impaired (VI) tennis players who have been selected to take part in the world’s first International Blind Tennis Tournament.

Upcoming Events

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Best Disease (vitelliform macular degeneration) Patient Day

Monday 23 Apr 2018
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology are excited to announce our first Ophthalmology Engage patient day focusing on Best disease.
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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

20
Apr

Thomas Pocklington Trust: Lighting in and around the home: A guide to better lighting for people with sight loss

A Lighting Guide developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust is designed to assist visually  impaired people to improve lighting in their
18
Apr

WMCA: UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE WEST MIDLANDS – RESEARCH PROGRAMME AND CALL FOR EVIDENCE

WMCA are now at an important stage, seeking your views on existing practice and what is needed to achieve our
13
Apr

Tickets now available for the UCL and Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Conference

22 June 2018, 09.30 – 16.15 FREE tickets are now available to a conference that will consider the challenges faced

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