Lord Kamall backs National Eye Health Week
In a written response to Lord Low Chair of the APPG for Eye Health and Visual Impairment , Lord Kamall wrote:
Regulated healthcare professionals are required to maintain their clinical knowledge through continued professional learning as part of their registration to practice.
In 2022, NHS England has developed 28 eye care related videos for patients, which include information on age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. These videos are shared by clinicians with patients, including the elderly and some have been promoted on social media.
NHS England provides online resources for clinicians and commissioners of eye care services through the Future NHS Eye Care Hub. The National Health Service also provides online information on a range of eye care conditions for patients and their carers, including age-related macular degeneration. The Department also participates in National Eye Health Week, to promote the importance of good eye health, the need for regular sight tests and the availability of free NHS sight tests for eligible groups, including those aged 60 years old and over