BBC: Blindness: Wales’ eye care waiting times risk sight loss

12 June 2019
Source: BBC News

Almost 35,000 people at risk of permanent sight loss are waiting too long for eye care, according to new statistics from the Welsh Government. It has introduced a new target aimed at prioritising the most urgent patients and preventing those with treatable conditions losing their sight. The figures mean almost 35% of all patients in the highest risk category waited

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England Vision Strategy vacancy: Chair

20 May 2019
Source: England Vision Strategy

Following the sad and untimely death of John Thompson, the England Vision Strategy Executive Committee is recruiting for a new Chair. We are looking for a senior level individual to provide strategic leadership for the England Vision Strategy working collaboratively with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector. At this time we are ideally looking to appoint two

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England Vision Strategy Priorities 2018 - 2021 Exec Summary (standard Print)
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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board: New measure for eye care services across Wales. Mesur newedd ar gyfer gwasanaethau gofal llygaid yng nghymru

26 March 2019
Source: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Poor eye health is a common and growing issue. Currently nearly 111,000 people in Wales are living with sight loss. This is estimated to increase by a third by 2030 and double by 2050. Whilst current NHS targets for eye care services support new patients, this is often only the first part of what patients need. Regular reviews or treatment

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All at the England Vision Strategy were terribly saddened to hear of the untimely death last week of John Thompson

18 March 2019
Source: England Vision Strategy

All at the England Vision Strategy were terribly saddened to hear of the untimely death last week of John Thompson, our Chair. John was a wise, caring and passionate man who strove to make a difference to people’s lives. As well as being Chair of England Vision Strategy, John was heavily involved in many charities and health related boards and

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ABDO: Scots lead the way in UK eye health care

6 March 2019

It’s truly a postcode lottery when it comes to eyecare in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NI), compared to Scotland which provides national eye care for all, according to the Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ (ABDO) latest research which compares NHS eye care in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People in England, Wales and NI are only able to

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West Midlands LEHN Animated Video: Look after your eyes

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27 February 2019
Source: England Vision Strategy

The West Midlands Local Eye Health Network has developed a video, with the support of Eye Health UK, to help people look after their eyes. Key messages include the importance of having regular eye tests, eating healthy foods and protecting your eyes from ultra-violet light. To watch the video on Vimeo click here.

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England Vision Strategy National Conference 2019 – Registration is now open!

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12 February 2019
Source: England Vision Strategy

England Vision Strategy’s fourth national conference will take place on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at BMA House, Euston, London. We will be holding a number of workshops focusing on the six priorities (prevention, commissioning, services, independence, self- determination and inclusion) as well as providing you a fantastic opportunity to hear about excellent work across England while networking with colleagues from

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Wales Council of the Blind: Newport withdrawing from SenCom service in Gwent. The sight loss sector challenges this.

30 January 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

Newport County Council plans to withdraw from the SenCom service that supports children with sensory loss in Gwent. The sector has written to challenge this decision. The key points are: Newport CC’s failure to consult and failure to properly assess the scale of the new service required leaves local children with sight loss and their families with a worryingly uncertain

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The Office for Disability Issues is seeking chairs and members for the new disability Regional Stakeholder Network

29 January 2019
Source: The Office for Disability Issues

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking people to join the new Regional Stakeholder Network in 9 regional groups across England. Applications should be completed by 29 March 2019. The ODI are seeking people that want to make a difference, either as a chair to lead and drive the efforts of their group forward, or a member to share their

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