Vision UK welcomes support of optical sector for 2020: Year of Vision

Logos of ABDO, ACLM, LOCSU, AOP, FMO, FODO, Optometry Wales

28 February 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is delighted to announce seven more supporters from the optical sector for its 2020: Year of Vision initiative. Using the landmark year of 2020, the initiative is an opportunity to remind the public, and key UK decision makers, about the impact of sight loss and to celebrate work that promotes eye health. Matt Broom CEO Vision UK said:

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Vision UK announce David Hewlett as the new Chair of the Vision UK Public Perceptions of Sight Loss Panel.

3 January 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK are pleased to announce David Hewlett, Group Director for Leadership, Transformation and Strategic Partnerships at the Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians as the new Chair of the Vision UK Public Perceptions of Sight Loss Panel. The purpose of the Public perception of sight loss panel is to maximise the public understanding of eye health and sight loss

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FODO welcomes the NHS long term plan

11 January 2019
Source: FODO

FODO has welcomed the NHS long term plan (published 7 January 2019). It does not directly impact on GOS (with the possible exception of service to care homes) and there is much that community optics, ophthalmology and hearing services can get behind: • reforming outpatients and moving care out of hospitals into primary and community care • reemphasis on prevention

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FODO: Welcoming the appointment of Lord Prior of Brampton as the new Chair of NHS England

10 September 2018

FODO and NCHA CEO David Hewlett said:     “As a previous minister for NHS productivity, Lord Prior may be more interested in the solutions we have to offer the NHS in terms of community eye care, hearing and ophthalmology than previous incumbents. For the ageing population of this country, the epidemic of myopia amongst the young, people on waiting

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David Hewlett representing the ECV addresses the European Parliament MEPs in a speech entitled “Preventing sight loss in an ageing population”

18 November 2016
Source: Primary Health Net

Summary of the speech. David thanked Marian Harkin and MEP Becker for co-hosting a Parliamentary event to raise the profile of eye health issues with MEPs and others who are in a position to do something about them. The human population is ageing. This is a world- wide phenomenon and one which – together with access to resources and climate

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