LINKS

Commissioning for Effectiveness and Efficiency Project (RNIB/ UK Vision Strategy)

www.vision2020uk.org.uk/ukvisionstrategy/commissioningproject - CEE is working with three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Bedfordshire, Gateshead and South Devon and Torbay to develop sustainable collaborative commissioning of eye care services that match demand.

LOCSU support Local Optical Committees (LOCs)

www.locsu.co.uk - LOCSU support Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across England in developing local eye health services. LOCSU help community optometrists and opticians work with local commissioners to make community eye services accessible for patients and cost effective for the NHS.

Optical Confederation

www.opticalconfederation.org.uk/ - The Optical Confederation speaks and acts in a powerful and co-ordinated way for UK optical professionals, manufacturers, retailers, distributors and importers

General Optical Council (GOC)

www.optical.org/ - The regulator for the optical professions in the UK

Association of Optometrists

www.aop.org.uk/ - Promoting the Profession, Protecting the Professional

Optometry Today

www.optometry.co.uk/ - Optometry Today is the UK's leading publication for optometrists, ophthalmologists, dispensing opticians and students

NHS England

www.england.nhs.uk/ - High quality care for all, now and for future generations

NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk/ - Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG is one of two clinical commissioning groups in Devon. They are responsible for commissioning £1.1bn of healthcare services

South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group

www.southdevonandtorbayccg.nhs.uk/ - South Devon and Torbay CCG is a Clinical Commissioning Group representing all of the local GP practices. Effective from 1st April 2013, South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group has become a formal NHS body responsible for buying and developing services for local patients.

Devon Referral Support Services (DRSS)

www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk/who-we-are//what-is-clinical-commissioning/devon-referral-support-services--your-right-to-choose/100116 - DRSS are responsible for processing all Ophthalmic Referrals to the Hospital Eye Service (HES) across Devon

Plymouth University – Optometry

http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/4321/Pages/CourseOverview.aspx - Optometry Course at Plymouth University

Centre for Eyecare Excellence – Plymouth University

https://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/cee/Pages/default.aspx - Plymouth University Eyecare Clinic

Vision 2020

www.vision2020uk.org.uk/ - an umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

www.rnib.org.uk/ - Here for everyone affected by sight loss

Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO)

www.fmo.co.uk/ - Focus on Optics

Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers

www.aclm.org.uk/ - The ACLM was established in 1962 to publicise the work of UK manufacturers, to develop new products and to raise standards

Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians (FODO)

www.fodo.com/ - Represent eye care providers and registered opticians in business. Our aim is to achieve eye health for all through world-class services.

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)

www.abdo.org.uk/ - To support, protect and advance the character, status and interests of dispensing opticians

Action for Blind People

www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk/ - Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages. We listen, we understand, we act

See Ability

www.seeability.org - SeeAbility's purpose is to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have multiple disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.

Devon In sight

devoninsight.org.uk/ - Devon in Sight is a local charity providing a range of practical help and advice to people affected by sight loss, with the aim of promoting independence, wellbeing and choice

Devon Local Medical Committee

www.devonlmc.org/ - Representing and Supporting General Practice

Healthwatch England

www.healthwatch.co.uk/ - Healthwatch England is the national consumer champion in health and care. We have significant statutory powers to ensure the voice of the consumer is strengthened and heard by those who commission, deliver and regulate health and care services.

Healthwatch Torbay

www.healthwatchtorbay.org.uk/ - Healthwatch Torbay is the independent watchdog for Health and Social Care Services in Torbay

Healthwatch Plymouth

www.healthwatchplymouth.co.uk/ - Healthwatch Plymouth is the independent watchdog for Health and Social Care Services in Plymouth

Healthwatch Devon

www.healthwatchdevon.co.uk/ - Healthwatch Devon is the independent watchdog for Health and Social Care Services in Devon

Torbay Council Public Health

www.torbay.gov.uk/index/yourservices/publichealth - Our vision for Public Health is ‘To improve and protect the people of Torbay’s health and to improve the health of the poorest, fastest’.

Devon County Council Public Health

www.devonhealthandwellbeing.org.uk/ - Our vision for public health is for people in Devon to be as healthy as possible,with greater health equality across the county. Our goal will be to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Devon, but prioritising the health needs of the poorest.

Plymouth City Council Public Health

www.plymouth.gov.uk/publichealth - Since April 2013 all councils have taken on new responsibilities for Public Health. We will put health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do and help people in Plymouth to live healthier and happier lives.

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