How you can give evidence and further information

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment is gathering evidence for the Inquiry as follows:

  • Stage 1: a review of relevant published UK and international evidence
  • Stage 2: this Call for Evidence supplemented by meetings and interviews with stakeholders to help ensure we gather comprehensive evidence
  • Stage 3: Oral Evidence sessions.

The APPG Inquiry survey for patients is for people who have received treatment within the last three years (not including the routine provision of glasses or contact lenses) to hear about their experiences of eye care services in England (both positive and negative experiences). 

The patient survey has now closed.

For other areas of health policy we will seek to interview respondents on three-to-four areas that have been identified as priorities in the NHS Mandate and ‘Five Year Forward View’.

The call for written evidence has now closed.

Please note the Inquiry will publish submissions from persons and organisations as part of the evidence it receives, unless you specifically request us not to. Where a person or organisation has stated that they want their written evidence to be anonymous, it will be published under the title anonymous.

Oral evidence

The APPG is planning to hold oral sessions in Parliament. Please indicate in your written response to this Call for Evidence whether you or a representative is willing to give oral evidence to the Inquiry.

The timeline for the Inquiry is as follows:

  • 28 July 2017 - Inquiry opens
  • 20 October 2017 -  Revised deadline for written evidence
  • 20 October 2017 - Deadline for patient survey
  • 28 November and 5 December - Oral evidence sessions
  • January 2018 - Publish report

Any questions?

The APPG Inquiry is supported by an independent secretariat hosted by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). If you have any questions about the Inquiry please contact the APPG Eye Health Inquiry Officer at APPGinquiry@rnib.org.uk or on 020 7391 3268

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