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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Welsh Goverment: Eye care measures for NHS outpatients: April 2019

17 June 2019
Source: Welsh Government

Monthly data on ophthalmology outpatients who were seen within their target date or within 25% beyond their target date for April 2019. Should their target data be missed, they are at risk of irreversible harm or significant adverse outcome (Health Risk Factor R1). Key points 100,223 patient pathways, where the patient was assessed as Health Risk Factor R1, were waiting

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Papers for the Wales Vision Strategy Committee Meeting 17/06/19

17 June 2019
Source: Wales Vision Strategy

Papers for the Wales Vision Strategy Committee Meeting at RNIB Cymru, Jones Court, Cardiff Monday 17 June  

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Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Agenda 17 June 2019
Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Agenda 17 June 2019
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WVS Minutes 11 March 2019 V2
WVS Minutes 11 March 2019 V2
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WVS Progress Update June 2019
WVS Progress Update June 2019
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Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant 2020
Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant 2020
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State Of The Nation Research On Third Sector
State Of The Nation Research On Third Sector
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Regional Partnership Boards, WCVA Research
Regional Partnership Boards, WCVA Research
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Regional Partnership Boards WCVA Research Accessible Version
Regional Partnership Boards WCVA Research Accessible Version
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Update On Action Points From 11 March 2019
Update On Action Points From 11 March 2019
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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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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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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 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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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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