The Wales Vision Strategy 2018

23 November 2018
Source: Wales Vision Strategy

The Wales Vision Strategy exists to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people in Wales, their communities and the general population including those at risk of sight loss. The Wales Vision Strategy reflects the priorities of blind and partially sighted people and has been developed in collaboration with stakeholder organisations. The Wales Vision Strategy is always open to

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England Vision Strategy annual reports and progress report

21 November 2018

England Vision Strategy annual reports  2017-18 and 2016-17 and progress report 2015-16.

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England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2017-18
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England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2016-17
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England Vision Strategy Progress Report 2015-16 (Final)
England Vision Strategy Progress Report 2015-16 (Final)
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Publication of Practitioner Services Statistics for Northern Ireland 2017/18

1 November 2018
Source: The Health and Social Care’s Business Services Organisation

The Health and Social Care’s Business Services Organisation has today published its Family Practitioner Services Statistics for Northern Ireland 2017-18. The report contains high level summary information on activity and payments in relation to General Medical, General Dental, Ophthalmic and Pharmaceutical Services. Information is provided at NI level with further breakdowns presented at both Local Commissioning Group (LCG) and Local

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BBC Wales: People ‘at risk’ over hospital outpatient delays

31 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales

The number of people waiting for follow-up outpatient appointments in hospitals has increased, according to the Auditor General for Wales. The average number of patients on the waiting list has increased by 12% in the last three years. Around 375,000 people are experiencing delays. Auditor General Adrian Crompton said “the worsening trend around delays” was putting patients at risk. The

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Optometry Scotlland: Updated GOS terms announced for Scotland. Regulation changes focus on person-centred care

4 October 2018
Source: Optometry Scotland

New terms for General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) came into force in Scotland on 1st October, following negotiations between the Scottish Government and Optometry Scotland. The updates build on the recommendations made in The Community Eyecare Services Review report published in April 2017, more than 10 years after the introduction of free NHSfunded eye examinations in Scotland. The new arrangements give

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Funding boost for Macular Society in Northern Ireland

3 October 2018
Source: Macular Society in Northern Ireland

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has been boosted by a grant from Big Lottery  Fund, which will support its work across Northern Ireland for the next 12 months. The charity has been awarded £50,000 of continuation funding from Big Lottery Fund Northern Ireland’s ‘Reaching Out – Connecting Older People’ programme to help it deliver vital services to people

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Public Health England: Health Profile for England: the health of England today and into the future

27 September 2018
Source: Public Health England

We have now published the first update to our Health Profile for England, a report which gives the most comprehensive picture of the health of the population. When we published last year’s report, it was the first time we had presented our population health data in a way that told a story. Now, just over a year on, we have

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RNIB Scotland is working with bus operators across the country to make bus journeys more accessible. Is there a local bus service you’d like to tell us about?

25 September 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

Whether good or bad, we want to hear from you. Rate your bus journey and help us identify  which services across the country are great or could-do-better. Please note: we may send your feedback to the bus company you have reviewed, we’ll remove your name so you won’t be identified. Rate your bus journey questionnaire

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Welsh Government: £4m investment to transform eye care in Wales

20 September 2018

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has an announced a £4m investment as part of measures to transform eye care services across Wales. Speaking at the All Wales National Eye Care Conference in Cardiff today (17 September) Mr Gething said the money will transform services to ensure patients are diagnosed and treated more quickly. Decisions about exactly how the £4m will be

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FE News: New figures show attainment gap remains for vision impaired pupils

21 August 2018
Source: FE news

Royal Blind has welcomed new figures which show an improvement in the number of vision impaired pupils who progress to positive destinations after school. However, the charity, which runs the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh, has highlighted they still face an attainment gap compared to fully sighted pupils. The Scottish Government’s new figures on leaver destinations published today show that

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