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NHS eye health summit tackles hospital demand – 7 June, London

Jun 01

CCGs are being urged to attend the first ever national eye health summit being held in London on 7 June. The conference, ‘Immediate solutions to address demand and capacity pressures in the Hospital Eye Service’ will showcase innovative and collaborative service models from around the country. The event exclusively aimed at commissioners brings together leading

  • 1 June 2016

Eye health indicator figures updated with 2013/14 data

Aug 11

Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) eye health indicator figures have been refreshed and updated with 2013/14 data. These indicators track the rates of three major causes of sight loss including: age related macular degeneration (AMD) – indicator 4.12 i; glaucoma – indicator 4.12.ii; diabetic retinopathy – indicator 4.12.iii; indicator 4.12 iv “preventable sight loss –

  • 11 August 2015

Community Ophthalmology Framework Published

Jul 24

Eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma will increase as the population ages. The number of patients receiving treatments for AMD in the Hospital Eye Service is already nearing capacity and those patients with glaucoma require life-long follow up. This means that the current service model is becoming unsustainable. To tackle this

  • 24 July 2015

Cataract Commissioning Guidance

Mar 25

The Cataract Commissioning Guidance has been written in response to public concern that wide variations across the country in commissioning policy for the treatment of cataract is effectively creating a “postcode lottery” and may be denying or delaying access to cataract surgery to some patients who need it. The last few decades have seen a

  • 25 March 2015

NHS England: College’s guidance will help to reduce avoidable sight loss

Nov 25

Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning for NHS England, has urged health commissioners to use new guidance published today by the College of Optometrists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to improve the quality and efficiency of eye health services. Dr Geddes says: “We can now treat more and more of the diseases

  • 25 November 2013