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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Letter To Newport 2019
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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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England Vision Strategy priorities executive summary with actions: December 2018

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15 January 2019
Source: England Vision Strategy

England Vision Strategy priorities 2018 – 2021 executive summary with actions, December 2018 and Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee’s projects framework.

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England Vision Strategy Priorities 2018 - 2021 With Actions December 2018
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England Vision Strategy Priorities 2018 - 2021 With Actions December 2018 (LP)
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Outcomes Framework Early Intervention
Outcomes Framework Early Intervention
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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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RE181019 Welsh Section Tilt And Turn Brochure V02
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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
England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2017-18
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England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2017-18 (LP)
England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2017-18 (LP)
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England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2016-17
England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2016-17
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England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2016-17 (LP)
England Vision Strategy Annual Report 2016-17 (LP)
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England Vision Strategy Progress Report 2015-16 (Final)
England Vision Strategy Progress Report 2015-16 (Final)
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England Vision Strategy Progress Report 2015-16 (Final LP)
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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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