Commissioners' Guide - page 3

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Sources:
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Future Sight Loss (UK): The economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK population, RNIB, July 2009
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As shown on LOCSU Atlas of Optical Variation on 23 July 2013 (available at
)
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From RNIB Sight Loss Table February 2013 available at
based on data from Future Sight Loss 1 – Access Economics, Census 2011 and national population projections from the Office for National Statistics
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LOCSU data based from enquiries log and training enquiries compiled September 2013
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The Estimated Prevalence of Visual Impairment among People with Learning Disabilities in the UK: Improving Lives: Learning Disability Observatory:
Eric Emerson and Janet Robertson: The Estimated Prevalence of Visual Impairment among People with Learning Disabilities in the UK
(SeeAbility and RNIB, 2011)
East of England and
Midlands
Total population: 15,583,800
1
Number of NHS commissioned
local eye health services
available via community
optical practices: 66
2
Estimated numbers of people
living with sight loss in 2011
3
:
488,360
Estimated numbers of people
living with sight loss in 2020
3
:
603,340
North of England
Total population: 14,711,300
1
Number of NHS commissioned local eye
health services available via community optical
practices: 95
2
Estimated numbers of people living with sight
loss in 2011
3
: 442,820
Estimated numbers of people living with sight
loss in 2020
3
: 526,000
South of England
Total population: 13,572,100
1
Number of NHS commissioned local eye health services available
via community optical practices: 42
2
Estimated numbers of people living with sight loss in 2011
3
: 457,190
Estimated numbers of people living with sight loss in 2020
3
: 457,690
London
Total population: 7,620,500
1
Number of NHS commissioned local eye
health services available
via community optical practices: 33
2
Estimated numbers of people living with
sight loss in 2011
3
: 175,430
Estimated numbers of people living with
sight loss in 2020
3
: 210,090
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LOCSU Community Eye Health Pathways
The Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU), which supports
and advises Local Optical Committees (LOCs), has developed a series
of standardised, accredited national pathways in collaborationwith
other stakeholders. These pathways are successfully in operation
acrossmany areas of England, delivering better use of NHS resources
and aremaking community eye health servicesmore accessible for
patients. LOCSUhas also developed a standardised training and
accreditation programme for providers to support implementation of
the pathways.
Atlas of Optical Variation
You can see at a glance thatmany community eye health services
supported by LOCs are already successfully up and running, across
the whole of England.
LOCSU enhanced service
pathways
• Cataract Referral Refinement and
Follow up
• Children’s Vision
• Glaucoma Repeat Readings
• Low Vision
• OHT and Suspect Glaucoma
Monitoring
• People with learning disabilities
• Primary Eyecare Assessment and
Referral Service (also known as a
Minor Eye Conditions Service).
More details can be found at
1,2 4,5,6,7,8
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