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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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: Look after your eyes

28 September 2018
Source: NHS

Find out why regular eye tests (sight tests) are important and how a healthy lifestyle can help maintain good vision. Why are regular eye tests so important? It’s easy to neglect your eyes because they often don’t hurt when there’s a problem. Having an eye test won’t just tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription

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NHS Providers: Five tests for the NHS long-term plan

10 September 2018
Source: NHS Providers

The new NHS long-term plan is a significant opportunity for the health service. It can set out   a clear and achievable path for sustaining and improving patient care, and help cement political and public trust in the NHS. In recent years, despite growing workforce and financial pressures, the NHS provider sector has delivered significantly more for patients. It has:

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Vision UK wishes the NHS a very happy 70th Birthday

5 July 2018
Source: Vision UK

We would like to wish the NHS a very happy 70th birthday and a big thank you to all the NHS staff who work so tirelessly to save lives and improve the health of the nation. Particular thanks go to all the Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Orthoptists, Ophthalmic Nurses, ECLO’s, researchers, managers, commissioners and all others working on eyes and eye health.

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Optical practices should be high street health hubs

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Local Government Association and Katrina Venerus, Local Optical Committee Support Unit

3 October 2016
Source: The Optical Confederation

High street optical practices can deliver preventative health for patients, especially for those who do not often visit a GP, as highlighted by a new guide for local authorities, jointly produced by the Optical Confederation, Local Optical Committee Support Unit and the Local Government Association.

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SeeAbility’s free easy read resources support eye care services compliance with new NHS Accessible Information Standard

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2 August 2016
Source: SeeAbility

By 31 July 2016 all providers of NHS and publicly funded adult social care services must have fully implemented NHS England’s Accessible Information Standard. Its aim is to make sure that disabled people have access to information that they understand and communication support they need.

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