28 September 2018
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
Read more NHS: Look after your eyes
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:
Read more NHS Providers: Five tests for the NHS long-term plan
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.
Read more Vision UK wishes the NHS a very happy 70th Birthday
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.
Read more Optical practices should be high street health hubs
26 September 2016
Source: The Optical Confederation
The Optical Confederation (OC), in conjunction with the NHS Confederation, Local Government Association (LGA) and the Health Foundation, is hosting fringe events at the upcoming Labour and Conservative party conferences.
Read more Reducing pressure on hospitals: Lessons from the frontline of community health
21 September 2016
NHS patients in England face waiting up to 15 months for desperately needed cataract treatment, a new RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) report has revealed.
Read more NHS cataract treatment waiting times force patients to live with sight loss
2 August 2016
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.
Read more SeeAbility’s free easy read resources support eye care services compliance with new NHS Accessible Information Standard
31 July 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK
Presentations from the: VISION 2020 UK, Health Education England in the West Midlands, NHS England West Midlands Local Eye Health Network and Sight Village, Dementia and Sight Loss day at Sight Village Birmingham on Tuesday 19th July are attached below:
Read more Presentations from the VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Day
26 July 2016
Source: Action for Blind People
A new service providing emotional and practical support to people who have just found out they’re losing their sight has been set up by sight loss charity Action for Blind People, in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more Blind and partially sighted people at St Thomas’ Hospital offered specialist support at point of diagnosis
14 July 2016
Source: The Optical Confederation and SeeAbility
Eye health experts have called for a national scheme of longer, tailored sight tests for people with learning disabilities who are more likely to suffer problems or need glasses.
Read more Sight campaigners demand urgent overhaul of services for people with learning disabilities