Access to Eye Tests for Seldom Heard Groups

One of NHS England’s and Wessex LEHN (Local Eye Health Network) priorities in respect of eye health for 2017/2018 is to ensure better access to eye tests for Seldom Heard Groups. ‘Seldom Heard’ is a term used to describe groups who may experience barriers to accessing services or are under-represented in healthcare decision making and include:

  • Patients with Dementia
  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • The Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • People whose first language is not English
  • Homeless People
  • Gypsy, Travellers and Roma Communities

In order to understand their needs and priorities, we would like to know if you provide services for these specific groups of patients, how you provide the services and any challenges you have.

We have produced a survey online that should only take 5-10 minutes to complete.   This important survey will help us to identify gaps in services, and  assist us with ensuring patients access the services they need and inform us on how we can help you provide services to these patients.  The survey will open on Monday 26 June 2017 and Closes 23 Jul 2017.

To complete the survey please click on the link provided below.

https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/7c7957f5

Thank you for your assistance.

 

Helen Wardle

Primary Care Commissioning Support 

South Region (Wessex)

NHS England

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Logo lockup V This is an invitation for Optometrists to 2 interactive workshops provided and led by Topcon on the subjects of Glaucoma and AMD using OCT on Wednesday 18 October 2017. There are six CET points available for attendees. If you wish to attend please complete the the reply form by going to the following link Invitation/Reply and completing as indicated. There are only 20 places available so once the places are filled you will be placed on a reserve list. If you do not hear from the LOC Business Manager by email then please accept that you have been placed on the reserve list.  

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