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Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning was formed in response to the government’s NHS reforms for a clinically-led, patient focused NHS.  It brings together leading organisations from across eye health to offer united, evidence-based clinical advice and guidance, on issues where national leadership is needed, to those commissioning and delivering eye health services in England.

The NHS in England spends around £2.2bn on eye health services each year. There are almost two million people in the UK living with sight loss. Sight loss affects people of all ages but especially older people: 1 in 5 people aged 75 and 1 in 2 aged 90 and over are living with sight loss. There is a link between sight loss and reduced wellbeing. Over one-third of older people with sight loss are also living with depression. Two-thirds of registered blind and partially sighted people of working age are not in paid employment. The number of people in the UK with sight loss is set to increase in line with population ageing: by 2050 the number of people with sight loss in the UK could be nearly four million.

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and views from the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) including the  eye care frameworks to help commissioners deal with capacity issues in the hospital eye service.

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The CCEHC member organisations are:

  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • College of Optometrists
  • Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Association of British Dispensing Opticians
  • British and Irish Orthoptic Society
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Local Optical Committee Support Unit
  • Optical Confederation
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People
  • Vision UK



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