Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for eye care services and treating visual impairment: quality, innovation and STPs

Morning, Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Following the publication of NHS England’s Next steps on the Five Year Forward View document and its recommendations on reducing waiting times and unwarranted variation in elective surgery, delegates attending this seminar will consider the priorities for the commissioning and provision of eye health and visual impairment in England.


Attendees will discuss the delivery of Sustainability and Transformation Plans and their impact on eye health, the developing role and priorities for the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning- as well as the development the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme and its potential impact on tackling variations in service delivery and the generation of cost-savings for the NHS.


Further sessions focus on the redesign of eye health services and pathways, including upscaling prevention and public health; priorities for improving the availability and sharing of data; the next steps for regulation and the scope and potential impact of expected NICE guidelines on the management of cataracts, diagnosis and management of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.



Guest of Honour

David Parkins

Chair, Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning; Chair, London Eye Health Network; Council Member, General Optical Council and Immediate Past-President, College of Optometrists

Guest of Honour

David Parkins

Chair, Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning; Chair, London Eye Health Network; Council Member, General Optical Council and Immediate Past-President, College of Optometrists

Keynote Speakers

Parul Desai

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Vicky McDermott

Chief Executive and Registrar, General Optical Council

Dharmesh Patel

Chair, Greater Manchester Local Eye Health Network and Chair, Primary Care Advisory Group, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Michael Burdon

President, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Chair

Lord Low of Dalston

Speakers

Lisa Donaldson

Clinical Lead Optometrist, Children in Focus Campaign, SeeAbility

Michele Acton

Chief Executive, Fight for Sight and Co-Chair, Eye Research Committee, Vision 2020 UK

Richard Marsh

Chair, Industry Vision Group and Head of Market Access, Allergan

Katrina Venerus

Clinical Director, Local Optical Committee Support Unit

Veronica Greenwood

Chair Designate, British and Irish Orthoptic Society and Head of Orthoptic Services, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital