Overstretched and Under-Resourced Elderly Hospital Eye Services? (BBC News / BBC News Magazine)

Summary

It is likely that “hundreds” of NHS patients in England every year may suffer irreversible sight loss, or potentially avoidable deterioration of vision, due to hospital eye services being overstretched and under-resourced. Increased demand for follow-up appointments has arisen largely from an ageing population (and newer, previously unavailable treatments) requiring more long-term eye care.

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MacEwen, C. (2016). Eye risk from ‘overstretched NHS’. London: BBC Health News / BBC News Magazine, March 16th 2016.

Possibly of interest:

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NHS eye health summit tackles hospital demand. London: NHS England, June 7th 2016.

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CCGs urged to tackle backlogs at eye health summit. London: NHS England, June 14th 2016.

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