Eye Health groups echo call on CCGs to raise their game on services for people with learning disabilities

Original Post from LOC Support Unit

An extract

‘A call on Commissioners to raise their game and deliver better services for people with learning disabilities has been welcomed by leading a leading eye health organisation and sight loss charity SeeAbility.

NHS England directors and nursing chiefs urged Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to improve services and criticised the “slow pace of change” at a board meeting last week. Figures show that just six out of 210 CCGs have commissioned eye services for people with learning disabilities.

Chief Nursing Officer, Jane Cummings, said that Commissioners needed to work with local government, social services, and the Department of Health to improve services for people with disabilities.

NHS Directors, Dame Moira Gibb and Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, raised their disappointment at the “slow pace of change for children with learning disabilities”.

The comments came on the same day as the publication of the NHS-commissioned report, Transforming Care for People With Learning Disabilities – Next Steps.   ………..’

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