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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

BBC News: Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

16 January 2019

Contact lens wearers will be able to recycle their lenses for free in a new UK-wide scheme launching this week.

Upcoming Events

British Judo hosting three Paralympic Pathway Training Days

Sunday 20 Jan 2019
British Judo are hosting three Paralympic Pathway Training Days at the British Judo Centre of Excellence in the first half of 2019.
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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 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
Two-thirds of registered blind and partially sighted people of working age are not in paid employment

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NHS England Long Term Plan published

The NHS long term plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major

Age Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, and Scottish War Blinded (as partners in the Unforgotten Forces consortium): Combating Sight and Hearing Loss

Age Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, and Scottish War Blinded (as partners in the Unforgotten Forces consortium), have put

NHS England: Developing the Long Term Plan for the NHS. December update from the Long Term Plan Engagement Team

Attached is the briefing for December on the development of the Long term engagement plan for NHS England.  

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