Message from Optometry Scotland: Ongoing Provision of Essential Eyecare Services

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26 March 2020
Source: Optometry Scotland

Dated 25/03/2020 Last Friday, the Scottish Government offered to maintain the structure and integrity of community eyecare in Scotland by providing each practice with average GOS payments. This was further enhanced by the provision of additional payments for emergency and enhanced services. Last night, SGHD secured the Cabinet Secretary for Health’s agreement in permitting community optometry practices to remain open

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Wales Council of the Blind, Roundup: Staying safe through the Coronavirus

23 March 2020
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

Wales Council of the Blind has joined other national disability organisations to raise concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on disabled people living with pre-existing medical conditions. WCB have released the following statement: Disability Wales, All Wales People First, Wales Council of the Blind, All Wales Parents and Carers Forum, Learning Disability Wales and Mencap Cymru call on

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Wales Vision Strategy meeting 24/02/2020

24 February 2020
Source: Wales Vision Strategy

\Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee. BNIB Cymru, Cardiff, Conference room.  Monday 24 February 2020 Papers Attached

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Wales Vision Strategy Agenda 24 Feb 2020
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Update On Actions From The 17 June 2019  Version 2
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WVS Paper 1  Minutes 16
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WVS Paper 2 Actions Update
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WVS Paper 3  TFW Accessibility And Inclusion Transport Panel.
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WVS Paper 4 Stagecoach
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WVS Paper 5  Bus Experience Survey.
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WVS Paper 6  The Work Of Transform Cymru.
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WVS Paper 7  Making 2020 The Year Of Vision
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Third Force News: Four charities have called for enhanced investment in education to be made by the Scottish Government

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5 February 2020
Source: Third Force News

A call for urgent action in the Scottish Government’s budget to provide better support for disabled pupils has been made by charities that help young people with additional support needs. The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition, the National Deaf Children’s Society, the National Autistic Society Scotland, and Royal Blind are campaigning for improved access to specialist support. The charities are calling

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Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Monday 16 September 2019 Minutes and actions

22 January 2020
Source: Wales Vision Strategy

Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Monday 16 September 2019 Minutes and actions attached  

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BMC Psychiatry: How do community-based eye care practitioners approach depression in patients with low vision? A mixed methods study

6 January 2020

Claire Nollett, Rebecca Bartlett, Ryan Man, Timothy Pickles, Barbara Ryan & Jennifer H. Acton Background Clinically significant depressive symptoms are prevalent in people attending low vision clinics and often go undetected. The Low Vision Service Wales (LVSW) plans to introduce depression screening and management pathways. Prior to implementation there is an unmet need to understand how eye care practitioners providing

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

29 November 2019
Source: Business Services Organisation

This quarterly series is a subset of the FPS annual statistical publication with data provided for selected key tables. The quarterly updates within a year should be treated as provisional and may be revised when figures are finalised to produce the end of year annual report. Section 3 are the Ophthalmic Statistics This publication can be accessed on the BSO

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General Election 2019 – RNIB Cymru launches manifesto

27 November 2019
Source: RNIB Cymru

In Wales, RNIB is asking the next Government to: Make sure employment and benefit support works for blind and partially sighted people in Wales by providing visual awareness training for Jobcentre Plus staff and ensuring the Department for Work and Pensions’ processes are fair and accessible. Make democracy accessible for all by ensuring that blind and partially sighted people can

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