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1 1 Context, Challenge, Change Charlie Mack, Director RNIB NI Diane Hudson, Eye Care Liaison Officer David Barnes, Regional Manager

2 2 Context: UK Vision Strategy All Party Assembly Group 7 Government Ministers Vision Strategy Implementation Group Blind & partially sighted people 4 Priorities; 50/51 actions in year 1

3 3 Ending Preventable Sight Loss Universal understanding causes of sight loss Increase in people accessing regular eye examinations Full implementation of preventative treatments

4 4 Year 2 Priorities Eye Health – work with Public Health Agency on themes of Obesity/Stroke Implementing a pilot to secure a greater uptake of screening/special schools Ensure equitable access to treatments. Establishing care pathways for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy

5 5 Challenge The patient's perspective Compliance is a challenge for patients Approx 50% of patients fail to take their drops correctly 25% fail to take them at all

6 6 Challenge Lack of Understanding Difficulty instilling drops Appointment Delays

7 7 Change Demographics - tsunami! Cost - public spending cuts John, Patrick, Dorothy & Claudia Prevention Treatment

8 8 Change Have the best services, provided locally by highly trained professionals Work together, learning from other UK initiatives Develop methods of communication, electronic referrals and images for early, efficient and effective intervention

9 9 Change Deliver a world class service making best use of resources in a cost effective manner The future is in all our hands


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