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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

Research reveals public perceptions of opticians

19 July 2019

The research findings encompass a range of topics, including where patients would go if they had an eye health problem, their views on the quality of care, the frequency of contact with opticians and their views on complaint handling.

Upcoming Events

Annual Handel House Composition Summer School.

Monday 22 Jul 2019 - Thursday 25 Jul 2019
This project invites music students with visual impairments to work with the Handel House Composer-in-Residence and a visually impaired composer, Michael Andrews to write a new piece of music.
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Podcasts

Latest Podcast:

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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Newsletter Sign Up

Vision UK provides a monthly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues, covering news, research, professional insight, events and vacancies within the sector.

Forward view: Vision and eye health conference

This multidisciplinary conference on 9 October 2019 will bring together a wealth of professionals and medical experts to discuss, engage and create positive strategies for the vision sector.
The conference will encompass interactive workshops with tangible takeaways, present new research and updates for all involved in eye health and care.
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Sight Advice FAQ

The Sight Advice FAQ answers questions about living with sight loss, eye health or being newly diagnosed with a sight condition.
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Sight Advice FAQ

An estimated 25,000 children in Britain are blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources

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Jul

Agenda for Vision UK Mental Health Committee, 24 July 2019

Agenda for Vision UK Mental Health Committee, 24 July 2019
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Jul

Vision UK Learning Early Intervention and Enablement Committee minutes 2019

Vision UK Learning Early Intervention and Enablement Committee minutes 2019 4 April 2019
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Jul

England Vision Strategy annual report 2018-19

England Vision Strategy annual report 2018-19

Recent Tweets

Book now for Forward view: Vision & #EyeHealth conference from @VisionUKGB in collaboration with @OphthRsm #RSMVUK19 This multidisciplinary conference will bring together a wealth of professionals and medical experts from the #Vision sector https://t.co/fyJd82NaCD

It’s more than year since the @EyeHealthAPPG published #SeeTheLight report. Patients are still at risk of permanently losing vision due to delayed appointments. @SeemaKennedy promised a government response before summer recess – we are still waiting https://t.co/ZC0YYtviXN @RNIB