NHS England and NHS Improvement: Peer Leadership Academy: Spring 2020

5 November 2019
Source: PeopleHub

The Personalised Care Group is inviting applications from people with lived experience of personalised approaches to health and social care to participate in a personal development programme. Who can join?   You are eligible to apply if you are an individual or family carer who has personal experience of personalised care. This could be through: • A personal health budget

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SeeAbility: To celebrate World Sight Day 2019, and our 220th birthday year, we have released a report on our successful campaign for eye care in special schools.

11 October 2019

NHS England has now committed to rolling out a new national programme of eye care in all special schools in England from 2020, so the report A Change in Sight, looks back at our work in 11 special schools since 2013. Over that time we have: • Delivered over 3500 sight tests • Dispensed over 1700 pairs of glasses •

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RNIB Policy Statement on NHS England Long Term Plan

31 January 2019
Source: RNIB

The NHS England Long Term Plan was published on 9 January 2019, and sets out their high-level priorities for using the additional funding announced by the Westminster Government in June 2018. RNIB responded to the consultation, and provided detailed proposals to improve NHS services, but unfortunately the final document says very little that’s specific to eye health, people at risk

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BBC News: More ‘social prescribers’ to ease pressure on GPs

28 January 2019
Source: BBC News

The number of workers trained to prescribe social activities, like exercise groups and art classes, to GP patients who don’t need pills, is set to rise, under NHS England plans. The aim is that “link workers” will support GPs and reduce their workload. The link worker’s role is to help patients find suitable community activities to improve their health and

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NHS England Long Term Plan published

7 January 2019
Source: NHS England

The NHS long term plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as digital GP consultations for all

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NHS England: Developing the Long Term Plan for the NHS. December update from the Long Term Plan Engagement Team

17 December 2018
Source: NHS Eng;and Long Term Plan Engagement Team

Attached is the briefing for December on the development of the Long term engagement plan for NHS England.  

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NHS Online ORB

19 November 2018
Source: Lancashire Evening Post

The NHS Orb is a new digital platform which is designed to ease access to health advice and care. It is being developed for NHS England and will bring together medical information in one easy-to-use app, which will also help patients manage their own medical conditions. It will offer patients the opportunity to book GP appointments, arrange blood tests and

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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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NHS England Eye Health Policy Book

5 September 2018
Source: NHS England

Version number: 3.0     First published: 12 January 2016 Updated: 1 August 2018 This policy and guidance manual has been updated to reflect the changing landscape in primary care co-commissioning. In January 2016, the ‘Eye Health Policy Book’ for Primary Ophthalmic Services was published (Gateway Ref 04170), which provided commissioners of optometry services with the context, information and tools

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SeeAbility’s new special schools report: Equal Right to Sight

2 May 2018
Source: SeeAbility

SeeAbility has supported over 1,200 special school children across England, providing adjusted eye tests and collecting data. We think it’s the biggest global study actively reporting on the eye care needs of children with learning disabilities. Of the children using the SeeAbility service over a four academic year period we have found, with the help of Dr Maggie Woodhouse’s support

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