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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

Macular Society welcomes GMC decision to strike off high profile eye surgeon

20 September 2019

The Macular Society has welcomed a decision to strike off high profile Harley Street ophthalmologist Bobby Qureshi for lying to patients about being able to restore their sight.

Upcoming Events

British Emergency Eye Care Society Annual Meeting 2019

Friday 20 Sep 2019
This year there is an interesting and entertaining programme for the day including the presentation competition and the stimulating interactive "hot hat" debate.
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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.

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

86% of people in the UK value their eyesight above any other sense

Recent Resources


Direction of Vision UK 2019

Following on from the Vision UK Leadership Panel meeting held in May 2019 and comments from the members, the direction

Agenda for the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network meeting 18/10/19

The re-scheduled meeting of the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network will take place at 11- 3 on

Welsh Government: Eye care measures for NHS outpatients: June 2019

The Eyecare statistics for June have been published by Statistics Wales. Monthly data on ophthalmology outpatients who were waiting within

Recent Tweets

The @MacularSociety welcomes @gmcuk decision to strike off high profile #EyeSurgeon. Harley Street #Ophthalmologist Bobby Qureshi has been struck off for lying to patients about being able to restore their sight. #AMD #Macular https://t.co/brlhp1Uy6n

2017 – 2018 Prospective Annual Report of the #NOD Audit Completing another year of data collection from across 70% of eligible NHS trusts in England & Wales, the 3rd prospective NOD Audit report on #cataract surgery during 2017 – 2018 published 12/09/2019 https://t.co/n8nh1RhDQC

Vacancy: @VisionUKGB and @RoySocMed: Forward View Conference Volunteers, 9 October 2019
Are you friendly, outgoing and like helping others? We need your assistance to support delegates to make the most of the conference #RSMVUK19. Further details at https://t.co/Bx7ijEBRSO