Chair of APPG calls for eye health strategy
Marsha de Cordova MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Vision Impairment at Westminster, has put forward a 10-Minute Rule motion.
It introduces a bill that would establish a national eye health strategy covering the development of an eye health and sight loss pathway, better integration of eye care across the primary and secondary care sectors, expansion of the workforce, better health intelligence and data, and improved public health messaging.
Eleven other MPs supported the motion.
10-Minute Rules motions enable backbench MPs to raise issues of concern that may become law if picked up and supported by most MPs or backed by government.
A second reading for the bill occurs on 3 March 2023 but is unlikely to become law.
You can read the full statement in the House here