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Minimising Sight Loss: Overcoming the Obstacles Event

13 May 2022

Minimising Sight Loss: Overcoming the Obstacles


This is an online event on 1st July 2022, held by NHS England and NHS Improvement eye care pathways improvement programme, the National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP).

About the Event

There is now a wide awareness that eye care is a high priority area, being the specialty with the highest hospital outpatient activity and undertaking the most common operation, cataract surgery. This event is an opportunity for you to join colleagues across England to help accelerate recovery of eye care services.

Although there has been great improvement in surgical waiting times for cataract recently, with real improvements in efficiency and patient experience, our real safety concern is around delays for outpatient care for long term conditions which can lead to permanent loss of sight. We have heard about the numerous difficulties in achieving on the ground change and now want to have a real and effective dialogue about how we can overcome these, at every level from provider, through system and regional to national, and co-develop a plan for action based on what will actually deliver  on the ground  change, so that the clear vision we have can be implemented.

How to Join

  • The event will take place on the virtual conferencing platform Hopin
  • You will need to register for the event via this link:
  • Hopinwill only work on the following web browsers: Google Chrome, FireFox or Microsoft edge. Please ensure you are using one of these web browsers when accessing Hopin
  • Once registered you will receive a confirmation email. If you have registered and have not received your email, please check your spam or junk folders

I hope you will give this event a high priority. There is a clear opportunity to make enormous improvements in eye outpatients services and protect our population’s sight. We cannot do this without you.

More information about the National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme can be found on our eye car hub:

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