The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning urges the Government to stop patients losing sight unnecessarily

5 July 2018
Source: CCEHC

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) welcomes the All-Party  Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment’s report “See the light”1, and supports its recommendations. The Report highlights the issues arising from lack of capacity and increasing demand that patients are facing around timely access and availability of care, but also those facing clinicians, which constrain their

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Inquiry: All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment releases findings

6 June 2018
Source: APPG Eye Health and Visual Impairment

Improving capacity in NHS eye care in England A new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment outlines solutions to the current capacity issues in eye care services in England. The APPG conducted an inquiry to identify how capacity in NHS eye care services in England can be improved to ensure no one

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Macular Society welcomes new report on failing eye health system

6 June 2018
Source: Macular Society

National sight loss charity the Macular Society has welcomed a new report, published today, which says the current eye health system is failing patients on a grand scale. According to the report, published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment, up to 22 people per month are permanently losing sight due to delayed and cancelled

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Act now to stop people losing sight due to delayed and cancelled hospital appointments

20 April 2018
Source: All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment

The NHS eye care system is currently failing patients, service provision is not keeping pace  with demand, meaning that hospitals are delaying and cancelling appointments, resulting in people losing sight. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment (APPG) held an inquiry in to this problem and on June 6 will release its findings at a report

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Article in Politics1st from Jim Shannon MP Chair of the Eye Health and Visual Impairment APPG

6 February 2018
Source: Eye Health and Visual Impairment APPG

The Chair of the Eye Health and Visual Impairment APPG Jim Shannon MP, has written an article about the work of the APPG for Politics1st. You can read the article here: https://tinyurl.com/y9gdcs54 

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All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry survey looking to capture patients’ experience of eye care services in England

12 September 2017
Source: RNIB

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment is running an Inquiry during 2017 into the issue of capacity problems in NHS eye care services in England. The APPG on Eye Health and Visual Impairment is made up of both members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords from all political parties. The APPG

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment: Inquiry into the issue of capacity in NHS eye care services

31 August 2017
Source: RNIB

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment is running an England-only Inquiry into the issue of capacity in NHS eye care services. There is evidence to show people are unnecessarily losing their sigh due to capacity problems. The Call for Evidence closes on September 29. To submit evidence to the Inquiry or for more information visit

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Call for Evidence – Parliamentary Inquiry into capacity problems in NHS eye care services and avoidable sight loss in England

4 August 2017
Source: APPG Eye Health and Visual impairment

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment is very concerned about the picture that has emerged of capacity problems in NHS eye care services as evidence shows many people are unnecessarily losing their sight. The APPG has therefore launched an Inquiry and Call for Evidence to gather evidence and investigate how this situation can be addressed.

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