Statement on NHS long-term plan
Helen Lee, Eye Health Policy Manager at RNIB, said:
“The NHS long-term plan is welcome, particularly the focus on prevention and the use of new technology. Although there is a clear intention to address the rising demand for health services across the board, RNIB is not convinced there is sufficient focus on eye health to address serious issues such as a worrying lack of capacity in eye clinics.
“Timely treatment for eye conditions is critical when it comes to preventing avoidable sight loss, and we would urge NHS England to ensure its delivery plans have a serious focus on the current issues affecting eye health.”
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