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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

Women in Vision UK 2020 Cornea and Ocular Surface Gordon Research Conference Travel Award Application

12 December 2019

Applicants must demonstrate their intention to submit an abstract for the conference.

Upcoming Events

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: The Future for Visual Impairment: Embracing Science, Technology and Success

Monday 16 Dec 2019
A mini symposium discussing technological advances to help with vision loss, carrying the flag for visually impaired sport and the development of prospective therapies to treat sight loss.
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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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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.

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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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

Two-thirds of registered blind and partially sighted people of working age are not in paid employment

Recent Resources


The Kings Fund: Leading for integrated care: ‘If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration’

This quote from an integrated care leader says it all. Under current plans all parts of the NHS in England

Vision UK response to the Consultation on plans to cease NHS Digital General Ophthalmic Services Workforce and Activity publications.

NHS Digital collect and publish two data series relating to the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) arrangements. These services include preventative

Family Practitioner Services (FPS) Statistics for Northern Ireland Quarterly Series – Q2 19/20

This quarterly series is a subset of the FPS annual statistical publication with data provided for selected key tables. The

Recent Tweets

.@womeninvisionuk is delighted to be able to provide three travel awards of £300 to support attendance at the 2020 Cornea and Ocular Surface Gordon Research Conference and/or associated Gordon Research Seminar in Tuscany in February 2020. https://t.co/By3IRnjFOo

Two focus groups are being held on Tues 14 Jan in Edinburgh as part of Scot Gov research into inclusive design of streets for blind/partially sighed people.

If you are interested in attending, please leave us a message or contact callum.macdonald@royalblind.org.

Has been brilliant to see people being able to cast their votes in private thanks to more inclusive polling stations around the UK today! #SeeingAI #GE2019 #EqualWorld