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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RNIB: NHS England is recruiting people with RP for bionic eye surgery evaluation

27 September 2017
Source: RNIB

Ten people with Retinitis Pigmentosa are being asked to review the benefits of an eye implant. Selected applicants will take part in the evaluation of the small implant, called Argus II, or the ‘bionic eye’, which will be surgically fitted into their retina. Following the surgery, participants of the evaluation will receive rehabilitation for one year to help them use

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NHS England: Accessible Information Standard Review Report

25 July 2017
Source: NHS England

The Accessible Information Standard sets out requirements for organisations to identify, record, flag, share and meet the information and communication needs of people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss. All organisations that provide NHS care and / or publicly-funded adult social care must follow the Standard in full from 1st August 2016 onwards. During January-March 2017 NHS England led

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NHS England Accessible information Standard Consultation reminder

2 February 2017
Source: NHS England

From 1st August 2016 onwards, all organisations that provide NHS care or adult social care are legally required to follow the Accessible Information Standard. The standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are provided with information that they can easily read or understand and with support so they can communicate effectively with

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VISION 2020 UK Response to ‘National tariff payment system 2017/18 to 2018/19: a consultation’ 

1 December 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK

NHS Improvement and NHS England have put forward proposals for the 2017/19 national tariff payment system. Their main stated objective for the 2017 to 2019 national tariff is to support providers of NHS care and commissioners to deliver sustainable, high quality care. In response to feedback from the NHS, they are proposing to set the tariff for two years: 2017/18

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NHS England: Forthcoming Accessible Information Standard Review

26 October 2016
Source: NHS England

        The Accessible Information Standard came into effect on 31 July 2016. (https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/accessibleinfo/) The standard requires all organisations that provide NHS care or adult social care to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are provided with information that they can easily read or understand with support so they can communicate effectively

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NHS England: Forthcoming Accessible Information Standard Review

21 October 2016
Source: NHS England

The review will take place during January – March 2017, and will focus on: How organisations have implemented the Standard; The impact of the Standard, including organisations’ and service users’ experiences; Any aspects of the Standard which need updating or clarifying. As part of the review, individuals and organisations will be able to feedback on their experiences and make suggestions.

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Videos of the presentations from the VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight loss Day 19/07/16

22 August 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK

The Videos of the presentations from the VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight loss Day in collaboration with Health Education England in the West Midlands, NHS England West Midlands Local Eye Health Network and Sight Village 19/07/16 are now available. Links to the Videos are below Matt Broom, What is VISION 2020 UK: https://youtu.be/hTemX2CiQAs Gemma Jolly, Alzheimers Society.  Dementia and

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NHS England Specialised Commissioning Recruitment information for applicants to the following post: NHS England Specialised Commissioning Recruitment information for applicants to the following post: Clinical Reference Group Patient and Public Member

16 June 2016
Source: NHS Englanfd

NHS England is seeking to appoint three patient/public members to each of the 42 Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs) in Specialised Commissioning (126 posts in total). CRGs, which are grouped within six Programmes of Care bring together groups of clinicians, commissioners, public health experts, patients and carers. They use their specific knowledge and expertise to advise NHS England on the provision

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