At the end of September 2012 three project officers, funded by the project, were placed within each of the three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to support them through all stages of the commissioning process based on guidance established within the cross-sector developed resource www.commissioningforeyecare.org.uk.
As part of this the project officers worked to improve collaboration between the clinical commissioning group, patients, local authority, service providers and local voluntary sector. Each of the project sites set up an eyecare action group/partnership, comprising of representatives from the CCG, health and social care providers, local authority, patient representatives and the local voluntary sector.
Each area worked together with local stakeholders to produce an Eye Health Needs Assessment (EHNA) by March 2013. These have been used to identify and prioritise actions for the local CEE action group to improve planning and provision of local eyecare services.
To view the Eye Health Needs Assessments (EHNAs) that have been developed at each of the three sites please download the Word documents at the bottom of this page.
The evaluation to date shows that there the CEE approach has successfully influenced commissioning intentions, contributed to improvements in the local provision of eyecare services and helped to prioritise eye health and sight loss across health and social care.
The CEE project is running from April 2012 to September 2014 to fit with the commissioning cycle. The outputs of the project will be presented at key events in 2014/15 as well as via this website.
The project is being externally evaluated and the interim findings from September 2013 – March 2014 are available. The final report, key messages and recommendations will be made available at the beginning of November 2014.
To access further information about the CEE Evaluation and to view the interim reports please visit the CEE Evaluation page.