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    Gateshead Council improves eye health needs assessment

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    Gateshead Council has improved the way it assesses the eye health needs of residents, including more information on the main causes of sight loss and highlighting the link between sight loss and other health issues.

  • NHS England denies access to treatment for severe uveitis in children and adults

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    NHS England has refused to fund anti-TNF treatments (Humira and Remicade) for severe refractory uveitis in children and adults which means no further patients can access these treatments. This only applies to England as treatment is available in Scotland and Wales.

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    Clinical Commissioning Group u-turn on eye treatment policy following RNIB intervention

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    We've been lobbying Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group for many months to ensure that patients with wet age-related macular degeneration can access all the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approved treatments for their condition.

  • Improving access to hospitals

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    East Lancashire volunteer campaigner, Mike Tupper, is busy leading on work with his local Hospital Trust in improving signage across all five of its hospitals.

  • Essex volunteer reports on the quality of the care environment at Colchester Hospital

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    Essex Volunteer Campaign Leader Phil Lee attended a Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) over three days at Colchester Hospital in April in order to assess how the environment supports patients’ privacy and dignity, food, cleanliness and general building maintenance.

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