Vision UK response to the Public Health England consultation relating to the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

20 February 2019
Source: Vision UK

Attached is the Vision UK response to the Public Health England consultation relating to the Public Health Outcomes Framework. The deadline for the consultation is 11.45pm Friday 22 February. The consultation can be found here We have worked with colleagues at the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning, England Vision Strategy and CVIC (Certificate of Vision Impairment Committee) who are

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Inspiring Impact: A subsector partnership between Visionary, NCVO and NPC to deliver shared measurement for the sight loss sector

29 January 2019
Source: Visionary

After several meetings with the Inspiring Impact pilot group members and with Visionary, NCVO and NPC working together behind the scenes, we have now developed the first versions of the shared measurement tools we think will capture the information that the sight loss sector wishes to measure about its front line services in common. We will be going through three

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Extension to the deadline for responses to the ORR Improving Assisted Travel consultation due to technical error

24 January 2019
Source: Office of Rail and Road

Due to an technical error, the ORR are  asking people who emailed responses to their:  ‘Improving Assisted Travel – consultation on changes to guidance for train and station operators on Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP)’ to please resend them to DPPP@orr.gov.uk They apologise for the inconvenience and have extended the deadline for responses to Friday 1 February.

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General Optical Council Business Standards consultation receives positive response from the optical sector

General Optical Council Logo

21 January 2019
Source: General Optical Council

Today the General Optical Council (GOC) has published the full report of the consultation into new draft Standards for Optical Businesses. Analysis of the consultation findings show high approval levels from respondents, with the majority agreeing that they will have a positive impact on optical businesses, professionals and the public. Of the 351 unique responses received to the survey, 87 per

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Vision UK response to the ORR Improving Assisted Travel – consultation on changes to guidance for train and station operators on Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP)

18 January 2019
Source: Vision UK

This consultation sets out proposals to change the Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance for train and station operators on how to write their policies for helping disabled people to travel by rail. It is the culmination of the work undertaken so far to understand passengers’ experience of this service and to develop concrete proposals that are designed to bring

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Department for Education (3 December 2018) New guidance to help parents avoid unsafe out-of-school settings

24 December 2018
Source: Department for Education

Consultation on guidance to help parents choose the right out-of-school setting, and on voluntary code of practice to help providers meet the expected standards New guidance to help ‎parents choose safe, high quality out-of-school settings – such as clubs and tuition centres – for their children has been published today. The document, now open for consultation to ensure it meets

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Consultation on how we can improve Starting Point

Starting Point leaflet cover

20 December 2018
Source: Starting Point Task and Finish Group

In 2016, Vision UK (previously known as VISION 2020 UK) the umbrella organisation for the eye health and vision impairment sector, led a project as part of the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee aimed at improving the information given to families when their child is first diagnosed with a vision impairment. Research underpinning the

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GOC consults on new Education Standards and Learning Outcomes

13 November 2018
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on new draft standards for education providers and learning outcomes for students as part of its Education Strategic Review (ESR). The purpose of the ESR is to ensure that students are equipped for the roles for the future and this means having standards for education providers and learning outcomes for

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Disability Rights UK: Automated vehicles could offer greater mobility to more disabled people

12 November 2018
Source: Disability Rights UK

The Department for Transport is consulting on future law changes for the safe use of automated vehicles in the UK. The consultation suggests that, in future, cars with automated driving systems will not have drivers but instead a “user-in-charge” who would need to be ready to take control of a vehicle in situations where automation is likely cause an accident.

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GOC launches consultation on the future of Continuing Education and Training

18 July 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched a consultation to understand how to develop the current system of Continuing Education and Training (CET) so it is fit for the future. The consultation is asking optical professionals to give their views on how the GOC can help them develop new skills on a continuing basis. This may for example mean more

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