Health Select Committee urged to carry out further inquiry into primary care, following release of their report
Published: 10/05/2016 - Author: Optical Confederation

The Health Select Committee published the report on their inquiry into Primary Care on Thursday 21st April The Committee’s fourth report of Session 2015–16, Primary Care outlines how access to ...  READ MORE

Eye risk from ‘overstretched NHS’
Published: 10/05/2016 - Author: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Eye specialists say hundreds of patients suffer irreversible sight loss every year in England because services are overstretched and under-resourced. The president of The Royal College of ...  READ MORE

National Eye Health Week 2014
Published: 10/10/2014 - Author: Optometry Today

Optics’ annual awareness initiative, National Eye Health Week (NEHW) has experienced ‘unprecedented levels of support and involvement’ this year, the organiser has confirmed. “Early ...  READ MORE

Speech by Simon Stevens, CEO NHS England, to the NHS Confederation Annual Conference 2014
Published: 01/01/1970 - Author:

Highlights of the speech include (full speech available here): We’re now done with analysing the challenges – People want to get on with developing the solutions. I know there are enormous ...  READ MORE

Dementia and Sight Loss
Published: 07/05/2014 - Author: NHS England and Dementia Friends

750,000 people have dementia in the UK, most of whom are over 65 and around 1 in 7 of the over 65s is living with significant sight loss. By the age of 75 at least 2.5% of people will have both ...  READ MORE

Co-commissioning Primary Care in partnership with NHS England
Published: 01/05/2014 - Author: NHS England

Stevens announces new option for local Clinical Commissioning Groups to co-commission primary care in partnership with NHS England. England’s 211 clinically-led local Clinical Commissioning Groups ...  READ MORE

One in five children ‘miss eye tests’ study finds
Published: 01/05/2014 - Author: Robina Moss (Optometry Today)

AN INDEPENDENT report has revealed that more than two million children in the UK under the age of 13 have never had an eye test, despite the fact they are free for children on the NHS.  Specsavers ...  READ MORE

Eye Health Indicator – a year since the launch
Published: 01/01/1970 - Author:

This month marks a year since the public health indicator for eye health was launched. The cross sector initiative was the collaborative effort of many groups spanning optics and eye health care. ...  READ MORE

New CEO of Vision 2020 UK announced
Published: 07/04/2014 - Author: Optometry Today

Mercy Jeyasingham, MBE (pictured) has been announced as the new chief executive of Vision 2020 UK. She will take up the position on July 1, following the retirement of current chief executive, Anita ...  READ MORE

Accountable care organisations in the United States and England
Published: 04/04/2014 - Author: Kings Fund

The health system in England is facing a number of challenges including an ageing population, an increasing number of people with multiple, long-term conditions and a difficult financial climate. To ...  READ MORE

Law Commission calls for UK-wide statute for health and social care
Published: 03/04/2014 - Author: Optometry Today

The Law Commission has published a report on the regulations covering the 1.4m health and social care professionals in the UK. It recommends a single UK-wide statute be implemented with the aim of ...  READ MORE

Simon Stevens – NEW CEO of NHS England
Published: 02/04/2014 - Author: Devon LOC

Simon Stevens delivers first speech as the new CEO of NHS England Click here to view this  READ MORE