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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EVS Committee Workshop notes 02/10/19

25 October 2019
Source: EVS

The workshop was convened to enable the committee to discuss two broad issues: 1. Are the EVS priorities still valid and relevant? 2. What is the on-going role of the Executive Committee and is this the right description and purpose for the group? Note: A full set of notes relating to the actual discussion will follow these notes; below is

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See Hear strategy review. Input needed from national and local 3rd sector organisations in Scotland

21 October 2019
Source: The Health and Social Care Alliance (the ALLIANCE)

The See Hear strategy is a strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment across Scotland. The strategy enshrines the rights of children and adults living with a sensory impairment to expect the seamless provision of assessment, care and support and the same access to employment, education, leisure, healthcare and social care as everyone else. The

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

23 August 2019
Source: Welsh Government

The Eyecare statistics for June have been published by Statistics Wales. Monthly data on ophthalmology outpatients who were waiting within their target date or within 25% beyond their target date at the end of June 2019.  Should their target data be missed, they are at risk of irreversible harm or significant adverse outcome (Health Risk Factor R1). Main points. 109,021

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Welsh Government Apprentices ‘Disability Confident’ interview scheme.

20 August 2019

Welsh Government will soon launch this years apprenticeship scheme. Apprenticeships are not just for school leavers, find out more about the apprenticeship Scheme here ‘Disability Confident’ interview scheme. As part of Welsh Governments commitment to encouraging disabled people to apply to the Welsh Government they will offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Scottish National Transport Strategy open for consultation

16 August 2019
Source: Transport Scotland

The National Transport Strategy sets out Transport Scotland’s vision for the next 20 years and was developed in collaboration with over 60 partner organisations around Scotland. Their vision is for a sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport system helping to deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors. Read more and have your say here  

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New England Vision Strategy Chair appointed

26 June 2019
Source: England Vision Strategy

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Whittington, Chief Operating Officer, LOCSU as the new Chair for the England Vision Strategy. Richard brings a wealth of experience to the role having joined LOCSU (1) from the NHS in June 2016. He is an experienced Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Director and Acute Trust Director with extensive commissioning and service

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