Eye health campaigning news

  • Invite your MP to our event in Parliament


    On 22 November 2016, we’ll be holding an event in Parliament to speak to MPs about cancelled and delayed follow-up appointments at the eye clinic. Please take our quick action to invite your MP!

  • We agree Mr Hunt, but cataract surgery is still restricted across England


    We welcome the comments from the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt on 10 August 2016 that any patient who needs cataract surgery should get it without delay and that the access to surgery should be based on the best interests of patients. But unfortunately, this just isn't happening.

  • St Helens CCG u-turn on blanket ban for non-urgent referrals


    We’re pleased to let you know that St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has withdrawn its plans to suspend non-urgent hospital referrals.

  • Training Optometrists

    Cataract surgery could be at risk across St Helens


    St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Merseyside (the local organisation who makes decisions about health services) is suspending non-urgent referrals to hospitals for four months, which impacts cataract surgery.

  • Our position on access to cataract surgery


    RNIB is calling on all Clinical Commissioning Groups who plan and pay for local healthcare to urgently implement the NICE accredited cataract commissioning guidance. If you’re having problems accessing cataract surgery, we’re here to help. Contact campaigns on 020 7391 2123 or email campaigns@rnib.org.uk.

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