Joint letter calls on health leaders to improve eye care with learning disabilities

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SeeAbility’s Eye Care Champions have led the writing and submission of a letter the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHS England with their easy read ‘manifesto’ for better eye care for people with learning disabilities.  This submission has been  supported by Visionary and over 80 other charities, individuals and organisations who also want to see improvements.

The letter singles out three key calls being made by the Eye Care Champions:

  1. NHS England continues with the expected rollout of its NHS Special Schools Eye Care Service, as progress has stalled.
  2. That every new Integrated Care System has a community learning disability eye care pathway.
  3. To ensure everyone with a learning disability is eligible for NHS sight tests, as people with learning disabilities are at such a high risk of having a sight problem.

Read the full letter here:

Joint letter for improving eye care for people with learning disabilities (DOC, 117 KB)

Joint letter on improving eye care for people with learning disabilities (opens PDF) (PDF, 127 KB)

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