Eye Health Indicator confirmed and details announced – eye health sector response

20 November 2012

The eye health sector has welcomed the announcement of details of how the first ever Public Health Indicator for preventable sight loss will be measured. From April 2013 this Indicator will be introduced as part of the public Health Outcomes Framework in England and will monitor the major causes of preventable sight loss in adults. Public Health England, the organisation

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Press Release Response To PH Outcomes Framework Announcement
Press Release Response To PH Outcomes Framework Announcement
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SeeAbility CEO David Scott-Ralphs appointed Vision Aid Overseas Chairman

15 November 2012

David Scott-Ralphs, VAO’s new Chairman, has been a key figure in the sight loss sector for a number of years, since becoming CEO 9 years ago of SeeAbility. David is also currently Vice Chairman of VISION 2020 UK and was part of the team that developed the UK Vision Strategy, the UK’s response to the WHO goal of eradicating avoidable

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UK Vision Strategy refresh consultation – closing tomorrow!

15 November 2012

It is the last chance to have your say on the UK Vision Strategy refresh consultation, with the consultation due to close tomorrow, 16 November. The UK Vision Strategy, a framework which sets the overall direction for eye health and sight loss services in the UK, was released for consultation in July this year. UK Vision Strategy, a VISION 2020UK

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Dates for National Eye Health Week 2013 Announced

9 November 2012

The fourth annual National Eye Health Week will take place next year from Monday 16 September to Sunday 22 September. This announcement follows the success of the 2012 campaign, which saw high profile media coverage and hundreds of organisations from across the sector taking part to raise awareness of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.

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Save The Date Release 2013
Save The Date Release 2013
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Royal College of GPs prioritises eye health amongst elderly patients

6 November 2012

RCGP prioritises eye health amongst elderly patients Eye Health, with a focus on ageing and sight loss, has been announced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) as one of its four clinical priorities for 2013 – 2016, following a successful proposal by the UK Vision Strategy, a united cross sector initiative. Working together, the RCGP and UK Vision

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Press Release - Eye Health An RCGP Clinical Priority
Press Release - Eye Health An RCGP Clinical Priority
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Crisis at Christmas – can you help fill a gap?

6 November 2012

Crisis at Christmas are looking for optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical assistants to help run their opticians service this year. Crisis at Christmas are aiming to build on the success of CC 2011 when 261 homeless guests had an eye test and 253 pairs of glasses were dispensed. For more information please follow this link (or cut and paste it

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Crisis At Chrsitmas Opticians Flyer
Crisis At Chrsitmas Opticians Flyer
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The Three Tenners: Part Two – The Individual Challenges

2 November 2012

Several months ago many of you pledged sponsorship for the “Three Tenners” challenge being undertaken by David Scott Ralphs (CEO of SeeAbility), Peter Corbett (CEO of Thomas Pocklington Trust) and myself (the then CEO of VISION 2020 UK). I thought I would bring you up to date with our progress, thank those of you who have already sponsored us, and

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Update from Mike Brace: The ‘Three Tenners’ Challenge

1 November 2012

Part One – The Team Challenges Several months ago many of you pledged sponsorship for “The Three Tenners” challenge being undertaken by David Scott Ralphs (CEO of Seeability), Peter Corbett (CEO of Thomas Pocklington Trust) and myself (the then CEO of VISION 2020 UK). I thought I would bring you up to date with our progress, thank those of you

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SENSE research

31 October 2012

Sense is carrying out some research into how decisions about eligibility are made. We need people who carry out assessments and decide what FACS band people fall into to complete our questionnaire. The results will be fed into the Department of Health work on a new eligibility framework. We will also publish the findings for use by any social services

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UK Vision Strategy/VISION 2020UK response to the draft Care and Support

30 October 2012

Attached the UK Vision Strategy/VISION 2020UK response to the draft Care and Support Bill to help inform any online response you may be making this week to the consultation which is available here (either click the link or cut and paste it into your browser): http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/07/careandsupportbill/

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UKVS Social Care Draft Bill Response Final
UKVS Social Care Draft Bill Response Final
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