The Kings Fund: Leading for integrated care: ‘If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration’

3 December 2019
Source: The Kings Fund

This quote from an integrated care leader says it all. Under current plans all parts of the NHS in England are meant to have created an integrated care system (ICS) by April 2021. Better integrated care requires the dilution or destruction of the long-standing barriers between hospitals, GP practices, community services and social care, with the health system also working

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Vision UK response to the Consultation on plans to cease NHS Digital General Ophthalmic Services Workforce and Activity publications.

29 November 2019
Source: Vision UK

NHS Digital collect and publish two data series relating to the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) arrangements. These services include preventative and corrective eye care for children, people aged 60 and over, people on low incomes and those suffering from or pre-disposed to eye disease. The two ophthalmic data series published by NHS Digital are: 1. The General Ophthalmic Services: Workforce

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Vision UK Response Consultation On Plans To Cease NHS GOS Statistics
Vision UK Response Consultation On Plans To Cease NHS GOS Statistics
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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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National Center for Health Statistics: Vision Testing Among Children Aged 3–5 Years in the United States, 2016–2017

25 November 2019
Source: National Center for Health Statistics

Key findings   Data from the National Health Interview Survey During 2016–2017, 63.5% of children aged 3–5 years had ever had their vision tested by a doctor or other health professional. Hispanic children (58.6%) were less likely to have ever had their vision tested compared with non-Hispanic white children (65.4%). Receipt of a vision test increased with increasing parental educational

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Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness: First-Time Experience in Owning a Dog Guide by Older Adults with Vision Loss

14 November 2019
Source: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Introduction: In spite of the vast amount of literature on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited studies exist on older adults with vision loss and the experience of owning a dog guide. The purpose of this study is to explore the facilitators and barriers of first-time ownership and utilization of a dog guide as experienced by older adults with vision

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Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2018

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7 November 2019
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee minutes 2018 27 September 2018

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FINAL Minutes Of Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 270918
FINAL Minutes Of Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 270918
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House of Commons Education Committee: Special educational needs and disabilities First Report of Session 2019–20

1 November 2019
Source: House of Commons Education Committee

Summary In 2014, Parliament legislated with the intention of transforming the educational experiences of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The reforms were ambitious: the Children and Families Bill sought to place young people at the heart of the system. However, as we set out in this report, that ambition remains to be realised. Let down

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