Children’s Eye Care – Reinforcing National Guidelines for Vision Screening in Schools for all 4-5 year olds

15 February 2018
Source: BIOS/Royal College of Ophthalmologists

3 September 2015 The British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) supports the evidence-based national screening guidelines aimed at the early detection of vision defects in children, at the appropriate age, through clinical examinations by appropriately trained staff. Detection of eye problems in the very young and pre-school child requires expert clinical examination. If a parent or carer has concern about

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Agenda and information for the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network meeting 16/02/18

7 February 2018
Source: ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network

Agenda for the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network meeting 16/02/18  and the word version of the presentation ‘Enhancing your Vision’ from Dr Robert Evans. Below are some links in connection with the presentation from Deidra Barr from Henshaws.    These videos and pages are referred to either in flat picture format or playing part of the video.

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Robert Evans OxSight Presentation 16
Robert Evans OxSight Presentation 16

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England Vision Strategy Priorities

7 February 2018
Source: EVS

In England, over 1.5 million people are living with sight loss, yet public health messages rarely discuss eye health. Health and social care systems are under immense pressure and often do not join up properly to provide the best care and support for people with sight loss. Those who are blind or partially sighted frequently find themselves presented with barriers

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England Vision Strategy Priorities (Word SP)
England Vision Strategy Priorities (Word SP)
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Dept of Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Developing Eye Care Partnerships: Improving the Commissioning and Provision of Eyecare Services in Northern Ireland

7 February 2018
Source: Dept of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

This document sets out the strategic direction for eyecare services in Northern Ireland for the next five years. It builds on the consultation document Developing Eyecare Partnerships – Improving Eyecare provision in Northern Ireland which was published for consultation in July 2011. One hundred consultation responses were received. Developing Eye Care Partnerships document attached below:    

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Developing Eyecare Partnerships 2012[1]
Developing Eyecare Partnerships 2012[1]
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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Fitness equipment isn’t fit for us, say visually impaired gym users

24 January 2018
Source: Thomas Pockington Trust/RICA

Visually impaired (VI) people enjoy the health benefits of exercise and would like to be more  physically active, a new report by consumer research charity Rica shows. However, they find that the design of fitness equipment used in many gyms is a barrier to their taking part in exercise and call for both gym operators and equipment manufacturers to provide

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Vision UK response to the Department of Health Consultation: Promoting Professionalism, Reforming Regulation

23 January 2018
Source: Vision UK

Department of Health Consultation Promoting Professionalism, Reforming Regulation Vision UK submission is attached below.  

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Promoting Professiona Regulation Consultation Vision UK Response
Promoting Professiona Regulation Consultation Vision UK Response
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Papers for the Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee 24/01/18

18 January 2018
Source: Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

Papers for the Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee meeting 14/01/18    

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Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Cmte, 240118
Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Cmte, 240118
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Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of Vision UK DaSLC, 011117
Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of Vision UK DaSLC, 011117
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Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Cmte, 240118
Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Cmte, 240118
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Attach 4a - The College Of Optometrists Report On GP Resources For DASLC 24 Jan 2018
Attach 4a - The College Of Optometrists Report On GP Resources For DASLC 24 Jan 2018
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Attach 4b - Dementia  Sight - Patient V2
Attach 4b - Dementia Sight - Patient V2
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Attach 4c - Dementia  Sight - GP CB Edit
Attach 4c - Dementia Sight - GP CB Edit
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Attach 5 - UCL And Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Agenda Draft 3
Attach 5 - UCL And Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Agenda Draft 3
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Attach 6 - DaSLC Workplan V7, 011117
Attach 6 - DaSLC Workplan V7, 011117
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Eye health and sight loss; statistics and information for developing a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

18 January 2018
Source: Eye Sector

Version 4: January 2015 Introduction The number of people living with sight loss is set to increase over the coming decade. It is therefore important that when planning for local support and preventative services that the needs of people with sight loss and those at risk of losing their sight are understood. The eye care and sight loss sector have

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JSNA Guidance For Eye Health And Sight Loss  2015 Refresh V4.01
JSNA Guidance For Eye Health And Sight Loss 2015 Refresh V4.01
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JSNA Guidance For Eye Health And Sight Loss  2015 Refresh V4.01
JSNA Guidance For Eye Health And Sight Loss 2015 Refresh V4.01
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Invitation to Cochrane Eyes and Vision 21st birthday party for subscribers to the Vision UK Eye Research Committee.

17 January 2018
Source: Cochrane Eyes and Vision

Attached below is the invitation to the Cochrane Eyes and Vision 21st birthday party this will be at the at the RCOphth from 2 pm on the 7th March 2018 with some presentations about what they do and finishing with a reception and drinks at 5pm. Please RSVP to: cevg@Lshtm.ac.uk  by 31st January 2018  

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England Vision Strategy consultation

14 December 2017
Source: England Vision Strategy

For your information we have attached a copy of the current priorities, the latest England Vision Strategy annual progress report and the findings of the Shaping the Future review. These can be provided in alternative formats on request.  The 6 priorities are below and in the attached full 2017 Shaping The Future Report Detecting eye conditions early, especially in seldom heard

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2017 Shaping The Future Report Full (3)
2017 Shaping The Future Report Full (3)
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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 Priorities (PDF)
England Vision Strategy Priorities (PDF)
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England Vision Strategy Priorities (Word SP)
England Vision Strategy Priorities (Word SP)
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