Wales – Statement on primary eye care services
To mark National Eye Health Week Eluned Morgan, the Minister for Health and Social Services, made a statement in the Senedd this week on the ‘The Future Approach for Optometry Services in Wales’ published in March. She said the Welsh Government’s ambitious approach is “transformative, changing the way eye health services are delivered”.
The Minister set out how the hospital eye service had “extremely limited” capacity due to workforce pressures. Now was the time to take advantage of primary eye care services to meet the needs of local people.
She outlined the need to monitor the new contract arrangements carefully, and added: “We will establish a new national Wales eye care service committee, which will have a (sic) clear terms of reference, including performance management against contractual obligations and deliverable patient outcomes.”