16 January 2015 | RCGP & UK Vision Strategy calling for GPs and practice staff to provide their feedback on 'Sight loss in older people: the essential guide for general practice'

Post date: 
Friday, 16 January 2015
Following the recent publication of 'Sight loss in older people: the essential guide for general practice', by Dr Anne Sinclair, Dr Barbara Ryan and Dr Darran Hill, a feedback survey is now online, and the RCGP and UK Vision Strategy are asking for GPs and practice staff to take part. 
Please be assured that your participation in the survey will be kept confidential and anonymous.
If you haven't yet had the opportunity to read the guide, visit our webpage for more information and to download your free copy.  For more information, please email Jess Brice, UK Vision Strategy Communications Officer or call her on 0207 874 1364. 
The aims of the RCGP and UK Vision Strategy eye health clinical priority programme include: 
  • Reduce preventable sight loss amongst the ageing population across the UK.
  • Improve referral to eye care services of any patients with signs of “correctable” sight loss.
  • Enable more patients with unpreventable sight loss (which will include those who are blind or partially sighted) to maintain their independence for longer.
The RCGP are the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors in the UK, working to promote excellence in primary healthcare. For more information, on the Clinical Priority Programme please visit our webpage or the Royal College of General Practitioners website.
The UK Vision Strategy seeks a major transformation in the UK’s eye health, eye care and sight loss services, with a determined, cross-sector approach to make that change a reality.
Thomas Pocklington Trust is a leading provider of housing and support for people with sight loss in the UK. For more information, please visit the Thomas Pocklington Trust sponsored the production and promotion of the guide.