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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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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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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Centre for Trials Research, College of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Cardiff University: Family members’ experiences of informed consent and proxy decision making for research involving adults lacking capacity

14 February 2018
Source: University of Cardiff

Can you be involved?   Around 2 million people in the UK have significantly impaired mental capacity due to neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia, acute medical emergencies such as stroke, or associated with learning or intellectual disabilities. Research involving people who have impaired decision-making capacity raises ethical and practical challenges, including the need for others to be involved in the informed

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Jude Kay starts as Head of Diabetic Eye Screening Wales

2 February 2018
Source: Public Health Wales

Jude Kay took up post as Head of Programme for Diabetic Eye Screening Wales (DESW) on 8 January. Jude has almost 20 years of NHS management experience, spanning operational service management, service commissioning and modernisation, corporate roles and policy development. She has worked in NHS Wales for the last 12 years, largely in the Gwent area but always working collaboratively

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VISION 2020 UK launches Welsh Pathway for Children and Young People

26 April 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has today begun hosting the All-Wales Integrated Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families.

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