Post date: 
Thursday, 9 July 2015

Eye health and sight loss organisations have united to launch a new action plan called the England Vision Strategy. 

The action plan is based on six key priorities that include improving eye health for all and improving treatments and support for people losing their sight
It will be driven by an Executive Group consisting of leading eye health and sight loss experts across England. 
Peter Corbett, co-chair England Vision Strategy and Chief Executive, Thomas Pocklington Trust said, “I am delighted that we have this opportunity to make a real difference for people with sight loss. Far too often we hear of people across England experiencing a postcode lottery for services or falling through the gaps in current systems resulting in social isolation, lose of independence and far worse. The England Vision Strategy will work to combat these failings, working in partnership with providers and the public to achieve great things.”
John Thompson, co-chair England Vision Strategy commented, “Across the sector we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon. The England Vision Strategy provides us with a solid framework on which to build, using the strengths of our colleagues to prevent people losing their sight unnecessarily, to provide support to those who need it and to effect lasting change for the better.”

You can support the work of the England Vision Strategy. The team is hosting a number of pilot regional events this month to listen to the views of local stakeholders and to receive feedback on the plan. The events are: 

  • Monday 27 July, 13.00 - 15.00 in Manchester
  • Tuesday 28 July, 14.00 - 16.00 in Birmingham
  • Wednesday 29 July, 13.00 - 15.00 in Newcastle
For more information about these events: email: [email protected]

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