Access to Treatment

We work with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) and All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) to ensure that proven treatments for eye conditions are made available on the NHS in all areas of the UK. 

We also monitor the implementation and uptake of approved treatments to ensure eligible patients can access them. Where access problems are identified, RNIB intervenes and works with commissioners (who plan and pay for care) and providers (hospitals) to rectify the situation.
We will continue to be part of NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group for specialised ophthalmology to ensure patients (children and adults) with rare and complex eye conditions get timely access to sight saving treatments.
We will also add our voice to calls for greater spending on eye research, working in partnership with organisations such as Fight for Sight, the National Eye Research Centre and the Institute of Ophthalmology.
Have your say on your treatment
Do you have AMD, Cataracts or Glaucoma? Have you ever wanted to change something about the treatment you receive? Well now’s your chance.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE) is the organisation that tells care services, such as hospitals, in England and Wales how they can improve health and social care. In 2017 they're planning on rewriting the guidelines for these three eye conditions and we want to make sure your voice is heard.

Have your say on the treatment your receive.

Help us ensure everyone can access approved treatments!

Have you recently had problems accessing treatment for your eye condition?  
If so, we want to hear from you, as we may be able to intervene and assist your case (this applies to eligible patients who are unable to access approved treatment). Please contact us on 020 7391 2123 or at [email protected].   

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