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Ophthalmic Public Health Network

Bringing together and providing a ready means of communication for all those working on or interested in ophthalmic public health/ eye health. If you have any content that you would like to upload then please send it to Chris McGachy, Network Administrator at CMcGachy@locsu.co.uk
Bringing together and providing a ready means of communication for all those working on or interested in ophthalmic public health/ eye health. If you have any content that you would like to upload then please send it to Chris McGachy, Network Administrator at CMcGachy@locsu.co.uk (less...)

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PHE plan makes no mention on eye health
RNIB is raising concerns with Public Health England because their new report fails to highlight eye health.
10:27 - Mon 08 Apr 2019
RNIB updates sight loss tool
With more than 100 people going blind every year due to delays follow-up in ophthalmology appointments in hospital, it’s important that eye health campaigners study local sight loss indicators to...
17:26 - Fri 25 Jan 2019
Ophthalmology appointments up to over 3 million report shows
Outpatient eye appointments up from 2.8 million in 2013-13 to 3.1 million in 2016-17 RNIB-commissioned study shows with "a hospitals cancelling a large number of appointments".
15:25 - Tue 28 Aug 2018
Hospitals still failing on vision test for falls says NICE report
Fewer than half had a documented assessment of their medication and vision.
15:58 - Wed 22 Aug 2018
New guidance from Public Health England aims to support local and national action on ethnic inequalities in health
The guidance provides a summary of information and data by ethnic group in England, examples of practical approaches to address ethnic inequalities in health and case studies of local action...
15:47 - Wed 22 Aug 2018
Higher levels of poor eye health among the homeless, study reveals
New study results shows a clear need for the provision of eye tests and spectacles to tackle the issues and prevent visual impairment among the homeless.
17:41 - Mon 24 Apr 2017
Improving eye health through community optical practices
New briefing from the OC, LOCSU and the Local Government Association highlights the role community optical practices can play in improving eye health and general health and wellbeing
15:08 - Mon 03 Oct 2016
PHE bulletin: 29 September 2016
Highlights of the latest bulletin from Public Health England are new diabetes prevalence data, cancer data, and figures for Men B vaccination.
15:03 - Mon 03 Oct 2016
Health Select Committee report: public health post 2013 – structures, organisation, funding and delivery
The Health Select Committee published their second report of the second session of this parliament on Thursday 1st September. The report, Public health post 2013 – structures, organisation, funding and...
16:32 - Tue 06 Sep 2016
East and north Hertfordshire diabetic eye screening programme
East and north Hertfordshire diabetic eye screening programme Public Health England has published an executive summary of the quality assurance visit report for the diabetic eye screening programme in east...
16:21 - Tue 06 Sep 2016