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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Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) seeks NHS eReferral grant for optical practices

5 March 2018
Source: FODO

The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) has been in negotiations with NHS England to secure funding to provide IT connectivity between optical practices in England and the rest of the NHS. It had been hoped that this could come from an underspend this year elsewhere in primary care, as has been widely reported in the media. Unfortunately, at the last

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 Optical Confederation and LOCSU response to Capita profit warning

31 January 2018
Source: Optical Confederation/LOCSU

          The Optical Confederation and LOCSU has said the Government and NHS England “must prepare to step in” if Capita continues to let down NHS primary care contractors. This follows Capita’s profit warning and share price drop on 31 January 2018. Optical Confederation Chair, Fiona Anderson said: “Our members have already been suffering for two years

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Optical Confederation calls on NHS England to take urgent action to address Capita failures

24 January 2018
Source: Optical Confederation

The Optical Confederation has today (Monday 22 January 2018) written to Simon Stevens,  Chief Executive of NHS England, calling for urgent action to address the ongoing failure of Capita to fulfil their contractual obligations. The letter highlights the “utter frustration, dissatisfaction and anger” at the continuing failure of the Primary Care Support England (PCSE) service delivered by Capita for NHS

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West Midlands Local Eye Health Network wins award for helping patients living with sight loss and dementia

5 December 2017
Source: West Midlands Local Eye Health Network (LEHN), NHS England

Eye health professionals in the West Midlands have won a national poster award for a training project to improve care for people living with both sight loss and dementia. West Midlands Local Eye Health Network (LEHN), which is part of NHS England, won the best poster competition at the National Optical Conference in Warwick. The poster featured a training programme

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