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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

GOC launches consultation on the future of Continuing Education and Training

18 July 2018

The consultation is asking optical professionals to give their views on how the GOC can help them develop new skills on a continuing basis

Upcoming Events

Global disability summit

Tuesday 24 Jul 2018
The summit will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and will bring together more than 700 delegates from governments, donors, private sector organisations, charities and organisations of persons with disabilities.
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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
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Recent Resources

12
Jul

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) views on the shared space initiative and recommendations to DfT.

Document contains: the background to the ‘shared space’ scheme DPTAC’s views on the various documents available recommendations to DfT for
4
Jul

Presentations from the Vision UK University College London (UCL) and Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Conference

Vision UK and University College London (UCL) collaborated with their members and partners to hold the first Dementia and Sight
2
Jul

Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: Low vision services: a practical guide for the clinician

Low vision has been defined by best-corrected visual acuity worse than 20/40 in the better eye, substantial visual field loss,

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