Vision UK appoint two co-Chairs for the Vision UK Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Committee

19 January 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK are delighted to announce the appointment of Bhavini Makwana and Adam Mapani as co-Chairs of the Vision UK BAME Committee. The aims of the Committee are to improve engagement and representation of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities within eye health and sight loss as patients, service users and professionals. Bhavini and Adam both bring a

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Vision UK announce David Hewlett as the new Chair of the Vision UK Public Perceptions of Sight Loss Panel.

3 January 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK are pleased to announce David Hewlett, Group Director for Leadership, Transformation and Strategic Partnerships at the Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians as the new Chair of the Vision UK Public Perceptions of Sight Loss Panel. The purpose of the Public perception of sight loss panel is to maximise the public understanding of eye health and sight loss

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Vision UK Briefing: Queens Speech 19th December 2019.

19 December 2019
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is the independent partnership organisation which works for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people, their communities and the general population, including those at risk of sight loss. We work with national and regional organisations in the eye health and sight loss sector, and beyond. The Queen’s Speech delivered on 19 December 2019 sets out the priorities

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Vision UK response to the Consultation on plans to cease NHS Digital General Ophthalmic Services Workforce and Activity publications.

29 November 2019
Source: Vision UK

NHS Digital collect and publish two data series relating to the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) arrangements. These services include preventative and corrective eye care for children, people aged 60 and over, people on low incomes and those suffering from or pre-disposed to eye disease. The two ophthalmic data series published by NHS Digital are: 1. The General Ophthalmic Services: Workforce

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Vision UK Response Consultation On Plans To Cease NHS GOS Statistics
Vision UK Response Consultation On Plans To Cease NHS GOS Statistics
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Vision UK is seeking a BAME Working Group Chairperson

30 October 2019
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK are seeking someone who has a comprehensive understanding, and ideally lived experience, of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) and eye health and sight loss issues to be Chairperson for a developing working group. The Vision UK BAME Working Group Chairperson has a strategic role to play in improving engagement of people from BAME backgrounds with regards eye

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Vision UK BAME Working Group Chair Role Description
Vision UK BAME Working Group Chair Role Description
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Report on the Vision UK and the Royal Society of Medicine GP with Primary Healthcare section’s Forward View: Eye health and sight loss conference’s main points and resources

28 October 2019
Source: Vision UK

The Forward View: Eye health and sight loss conference held on 9 October 2019 was a joint venture between the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) GP with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the RSM Ophthalmology Section and Digital Health Section for everyone involved in eye health and associated care. The day included interactive workshops with

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Vision UK Statement on the 2019 Spending Round

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25 October 2019
Source: Vision UK

The 2019 Spending Round outlines the Government’s spending plans for 2020/21 by setting budgets for each central government department. Vision UK thinks the Spending Round is positive for social care and will help in the coming year. However, with people living longer, pressures will continue to rise. If people of all ages are to fulfil their potential, maximise their independence

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Spending Round Briefing
Spending Round Briefing
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Vision UK announces the winners of their new awards

15 October 2019
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK works in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. They recently announced the winners for their three new thematic awards and the Astbury, and David Burt OBE Awards at the Forward View Eye Health and Sight Loss Conference held in collaboration with the Royal

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Vision UK and the Royal Society of Medicine GP with Primary Healthcare section celebrate a successful conference

11 October 2019

  Vision UK and the Royal Society of Medicine GP with Primary Healthcare section celebrate a successful conference on Wednesday 9 October, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) hosted the Vision UK Forward view: Vision and eye health conference, a joint conference between the RSM General Practice (GP) with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the

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