First Report of the Eye Care Services Steering Group

30 May 2004

The report brings together summaries of the four sub-group reports, and highlights key national and local issues for the delivery of modernised eye care services. The report is being issued as commissioning guidance to PCTs and, with the model pathways, provides a resource to draw upon in planning the modernisation of eye care services. Please see attached document for forther

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ARMD Sub Group

30 May 2004

Background There is a clear need to establish an integrated care network for patients with age related macular degeneration (ARMD) and low vision needs. This would involve the collaboration of the medical, nursing, optometric/optical and social service professions to ensure easy access to quality care at convenient times, efficient and appropriate diagnosis, rapid referral (and treatment if appropriate), effective registration

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Proposed New Cataract Pathway

30 May 2004

Report of the Cataract Sub-Group of the Eye Care Services Steering Group The Eye Care Services Steering Group set up sub-committees to look at patient pathways for certain common conditions. This work was carried out to a very tight time-scale, using limited resources. This report aims to discuss the traditional patient pathways, show how these have been changed in some

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Glaucoma Sub Group

30 May 2004

Background: Chronic glaucoma is a common potentially blinding disorder requiring lifelong care once the diagnosis is made. It is the commonest preventable cause of blindness in the UK. The prevalence is well known from various epidemiological studies and rises from 1-2% of the >40s to 5% of the >75s. Certain racial groups are much more commonly affected (particularly those of

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The First Report of the National Eye Care Steering Group

21 May 2004

Introduction: This is the first report of the Eye Care Services Steering Group. The group was set up by Ministers in December 2002 to develop proposals for the modernisation of NHS eyecare services, maintaining and developing an integrated, patient-centred service, and improving access, choice, waiting times and quality for all sectors of the community. As its first priority the Steering

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Low Vision Pathways

21 May 2004

Background: “A growing number of the most vulnerable people in this country experience a quality of life that is significantly, but unnecessarily, diminished for the want of basic, relatively inexpensive health care” (RNIB 1999) This statement relates to the estimated 2.1 million people in the UK who have low vision and for whom services across the country are variable and,

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