19 June 2019
Source: Certificate of Vision Impairment Committee (CVIC)
Public Health England (PHE) Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) Domain 4 “Preventable Sight Loss Indicator” (4.12i – 4.12iv) has been refreshed and updated with April 2017 – March 2018 data
The PHE PHOF Domain 4: “Healthcare public health and preventing premature mortality” has the overarching objective to reduce numbers of people living with preventable ill health and people dying prematurely as well as focus not only on how long we live – our life expectancy, but on how well we live – our healthy life expectancy and on reducing differences between people and communities from different backgrounds.
New “NICE Quality standard [QS180]- Serious eye disorders -Quality statement 6: Certificate of vision impairment” (February 2019) is expected to support delivery of the Public Health Outcomes Framework and contribute to improvements in the following outcomes:
– avoidable sight loss in adults with serious eye disorders,
– health-related quality of life for adults with serious eye disorders,
– patient safety incidents reported for adults with serious eye disorders,
– social isolation of adults with serious eye disorders.
The sensory statistics publication in Wales is currently published every 2 years, the next scheduled release date – 27 June 2019.
The report aims to provide a summary of currently provided sensory care services in the context of poor eye health and hearing loss, including data on people newly certified as severely sight impaired and sight impaired.