The UK Vision Strategy is a cross-sector initiative, uniting all those in the UK who want to take action on issues relating to vision. The strategy is a VISION 2020 UK initiative led by Royal National Institute of Blind People.
For the first time, visually impaired people, eye health and social care professionals, and statutory and voluntary organisations, have come together to improve eye care and sight loss services.
Developed in response to the World Health Assembly VISION 2020 resolution, the UK Vision Strategy aims to reduce avoidable sight loss by the year 2020 and improve support and services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Vision UK 2013 conference
Date: Tuesday 11 June 2013
Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.
Join us at Vision UK 2013 and be part of the launch of the refreshed UK Vision Strategy 2013-2018.
By attending you will have the opportunity to:
- Contribute to plans on how to achieve the refreshed strategy aims
- Engage with the exciting Moral Maze debate
- Network with delegates from across the eye health and sight loss sector
There will also be an opportunity for networking at the pre-conference dinner on Monday 10 June at the Hotel Russell in London.
For further information including conference rates and to view the programme please visit the Vision UK 2013 page.
This year's pre-conference dinner will be hosted by Lord Low and Baroness Sally Greengross and gives delegates a chance to network on the conference agenda.
Date: Monday 10 June 2013
Time: 19.00 - 21.30
Venue: Hotel Russell, Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE
Dinner fee: £42 (incl. VAT)
For further information and to book your seat, please visit the pre-conference dinner page.
Seeing it my way
Seeing it my way is an initiative to ensure that every blind and partially sighted person, regardless of age, ethnicity, extent of sight loss, other disabilities, or location across the UK, has access to the same range of information and support. Seeing it my way sets out a range of outcomes, that outline specific changes that blind and partially sighted people have told us are most important to them and want to make a reality. Developed by the sight loss sector,'Seeing it my way' is endorsed by the UK Vision Strategy.
Commissioning to maximise value
Clear, easy-to-navigate guidance for commissioning by clinical commissioning groups and PCT clusters is now available at www.commissioningforeyecare.org.uk. The guidance, supported by examples of good practice, focuses on eye care, but is applicable for commissioning across a much broader range.
Covering all areas of the commissioning processes and along with links to additional information, it will support delivery of the QIPP agenda by ensuring value and maximising benefit. It has been developed by a partnership from across health care and the voluntary sector. This group also includes patient representation.
NHS Alliance Chief Executive, Michael Sobanja, says: “The key thing that makes this commissioning guidance different to all others is that it is about ensuring that the resources available, no matter how big or small the pot, are used most effectively and to give maximum value in every sense.”
This new guidance enables practitioner and patients alike to contribute to the commissioning process to ensure that local provision meets the needs of all groups within their population.