NHS England is the body that aims to improve health outcomes for people in England. They have just launched a consultation on improving eye health and the provision of eye health services, as well as reducing avoidable sight loss.
We need your views
The consultation is open to everyone, including patients, doctors, nurses and local authorities. We will respond to the consultation over the coming weeks, raising awareness of the importance of accessible information, improved access to services and good support at the time of diagnosis.
The NHS particularly wants to hear what you think about transferring care into the community and the design of local health services. They are also investigating options for joining up their services more effectively so that people can get everything they need in one package, rather than having to fight for different services across health and social care.
Alongside this consultation, NHS England are holding local and national events across England over the next couple of months. These events will provide an opportunity to speak to NHS staff and tell them what changes you would like to see made. We’ll let you know more details when we have them.
This consultation is a great opportunity to ensure patient voices are heard. Please get in touch with us and share your views and we will feed these back to NHS England. You can also let us know if you are interested in finding out more about events near you.